When was the last time the Phillies made you feel hopeless?
The losses are mounting. So are the injuries. Lance Nix, Ty Wigginton, Carlos Ruiz and Chad Qualls are the latest, according to this report. The starting pitching has been undermined by every other aspect of the team. Case in point: the Phillies are 0-8 in the last eight starts by Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. During the last four years, the Phillies enjoyed relative stability in their bullpen. Leads were converted to wins. Today, they have the worst bullpen in the bigs, on top of a bottom-third lineup, compounded by a defense lacking in playmakers.