Sunday, April 20, 2014

Phillies bats remain silent; Rockies take series with 3-1 win

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
April 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
@Philabaseball

The Phillies recent offensive struggles have reached historic proportions.

Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field marked the fourth consecutive game the Phillies failed to collect an extra-base hit - a mark that that hadn't been matched since 1968.

"We are a much better team than this," said outfielder Ben Revere. "We need to take better approaches and be patient at the plate."

Revere finished 0-for-4 on Saturday and is hitting .130 (3-for-23) since April 9.

"We're going to really explode and we're going to go from there," Revere said. "We've got the talent. We've got the hitters. It's all going to come together and we're going to be rolling."

Already ahead 1-0, Justin Morneau hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning off Kyle Kendrick to push the Rockies ahead by three. The Phillies answered with an unearned run in the seventh, but mustered just five hits on the night.

Kendrick tossed seven innings, surrendering three runs on six hits.

"You're going to go through ruts in the season," Kyle Kendrick said. "You want to get out of them as quick as you can, so hopefully we can swing it tomorrow and score some runs. Things can turn quick."

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