The Phillies were 1-6 last week. The lone bright spot was their 1-0 victory over the Red Sox and Chris Sale. Nick Pivetta laid out the blue print for the rest of the starting rotation – throw seven shutout innings and hope the bull pen doesn’t screw it up. The Phillies were lucky that Pat Neshek and Hector Neris were able to close out the final two innings and the offense was able to scratch out a run.
After a day off Monday, three games at home v. the Cardinals and three on the road in Arizona.
The Phillies are still the worst team in baseball with a 22-46 record and .324 winning percentage. Things get better when they face the Red Sox and Diamondbacks.
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