The Phillies need to find their form, but are they really slumping?

MLB: SEP 27 Phillies at Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – SEPTEMBER 27:Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) during the MLB game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays on September 27, 2020 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

It hurts watching your best guy get worked.

Zack Wheeler had a start like this coming. Just four hits, but two home runs. We call that the ‘Aaron Nola.’

Even Elon Musk had to shatter some glass to climb the mountain. I believe that’s why they call it a glass ceiling.

Maybe Wheelie got nervous in front of Murph. I know I was.

I’m not worried about Wheeler; he’ll be fine. What we need to talk about is this recent slump.

Rain with the Los Angeles Dodgers and seemingly unlimited home runs at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies have found themselves tied for first place of the NL East with the stinkin’ Atlanta Braves.

As someone who went to college in Georgia, and lives in New York, and is from Washington D.C., I can tell you that it’s Braves fans who annoy me the most. I’m not too fond of Braves fans. They all golf and live in Alpharetta.

Anyway, back to the Phillies. As I’ve discussed, the Phightin’s need desperate help from both Nola and Didi Gregorius.

In Nolas’s most recent appearance, facing Max Scherzer, things looked to be back on track before Mother Nature came a callin’. Seven strikeouts in four innings. Toe to toe with an old rival. We’re all going to miss Scherzer in D.C. someday.

Didi, meanwhile, over his last four games, is hitting .400 with an OPS of 1.038. Not to mention he’s made a couple of nifty plays in the field.

Before we say Didi’s back, I’d be remiss not to mention that he cannot hit against lefties. That’s where Freddy Galvis comes in. It won’t be long now.

I cannot wait to see Freddy, the shortstop of my teenage dreams, back out there.

I am a negative man.

Although those who call me man instead of boy are pending.

I hope this team proves me wrong. I just don’t think they have it. This isn’t eighth grade anymore, buddy. Sure, they look good against the Mets and Nationals but now you’re seeing what it looks like against the Dodgers and Reds.

I don’t have an answer for you.

You’ll find solace in this. Braves fans are pretending. They’re all worried about college football.

I just want the dreams of my youth to come true and, as my best friend Robert will attest, The Dawgs aren’t worried about the Cincinnati Reds.

They’re too busy barking.

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire