3 reasons not to overreact to Philadelphia Phillies slow start
After the first four games of the season, the Phillies find themselves at the bottom of the NL East with plenty of reason to panic despite the small sample size. The Texas Rangers owned the Phillies to open the campaign, with only the final game of the series ever truly being into question late.
Both Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola struggled and in the one great outing, the Phillies received from their starting staff the offense failed to score more than a single run.
It was a rough weekend for Phillies fans but, despite the heightened feel of the importance of opening week, it isn’t panic time for the Phillies just yet. With key injuries and the team playing a much improved Rangers squad, this was simply one bad weekend of baseball.
The Phillies are a team with playoff expectations considering the offseason upgrades and the fact both the Braves and Dodgers arguably taking a step back and losing key players. Philly has a lot of reasons to feel great about what they are capable of in the 2023 season and the reasons not to panic are clear after one very painful series with the Rangers.