By Kevin K
There have to be teams looking for knuckle ball pitchers now after the Phillies bats have been completely shutdown by the Knuckle ball.
For the first time since April 1983 the Phillies faced two knuckle-ballers in a row (Phil Niekro and Joe Niekro). On Sunday the Phillies were shutdown by Red Sox Pitcher Tim Wakefield and then Tuesday against Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey.
The Phillies bats have been silenced by the Knuckle Ball in the past two games. On Tuesday the Phillies fell to the Mets 8-0 in an embarrassing loss.
Dickey had a career high seven strikeouts in his victory against the Phillies.
The good news for the Phillies is that they are unlikely to face back-to-back knuckle ball pitchers again this season. Heck the last time it happened, as I said, was 1983.
The Phillies bats need to step it up if they want to continue winning and head to their third straight World Series Appearance.