The Phillies are leading the pack against all other 31 major league teams in one specific stat–the worst record in baseball.
At 22-39, the Philscertainlyappear ready to make it a long summer for Philadelphia’s faithful fans — many of whom are ready to see them start of shipping out players. But there are still over 100 games left andthe show must go on.
A trip out to PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates is the next stop for the quick eight-game road trip for Philly. It’s a road trip that has started off with sweep courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds.
Andrew McCutchen and company are coming off of a win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday that prevented them from being swept themselves. The Pirates are 6-3 so far in June and look to improve that record against a Phillies team that is pitching with a third worst 5.29 ERA so far this month.
Recently signed Kevin Correia will be making his first big league start this season in Game 1 of the series. Jeff Locke takes the hill for the Bucs, who must be eager to go against a team he dominates with a 4-0 record and a 1.35 lifetime ERA.
Cole Hamels will look to bounce back from a Monday loss to the Reds. He will face former teammate A.J. Burnett for the series finale. The 38-year-old parted ways last season with the Phils after going 8-18. Burnett is has found success so far this season, compiling a 6-2 record and a 2.11 ERA.