EVEN THE PHILLIES CAN’T BELIEVE HOW BAD THEY ARE!

By Sam Bush

Even the popgun-offense Phillies can’t believe how bad they are playing!

They are on pace to lose 110 games — one shy of the franchise record set in 1941 — and finish with the ninth-lowest winning percentage in the franchise’s 135-year history, including their worst mark since 1961.

“In spring training, if you told me we were going to have this record, I wouldn’t believe it,” Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis (above) told MLB.com. “I believed we had a good team. But we just can’t put anything together. We played well for five or six games and then we go to another six or seven-game losing streak. Then we win one and keep going. It’s hard. It’s hard to see it. It’s hard to believe it.”

The Phillies would have to finish 57-30 to equal last year’s 71-91!

The Phillies have the worst record in baseball, with the Giants next worst 1 1/2 games ahead.

“It’s very tough to deal with,” manager Pete Mackanin said. “It’s not easy every day. If it’s not one thing it’s another. The guys have been real good about it, but the record is indicative of so many things that are not going well.”

Odubel Herrera is the only player signed beyond this season.

“It’s really tough,” Herrera said. “I’m not going to lie to you, it’s tough to lose.”

“If you get that into your mind, [we’re in trouble],” Galvis said. “We’re players. We have to play hard, 24-7. And that’s it. Yeah, they say we’re a rebuilding team, but we still have good players here. We still have pretty good players. We lose one, then we lose another one, and then it just keeps going and keeps going.”

“I mean, we’re losing, we’re losing, we’re losing and I don’t see any change so far,” Galvis said. “If you get used to it, we’re [screwed]. We have to have a different mentality every time we come here. We have to try to win. We have to try to fight for nine innings and 27 outs.

“I think we can do better. I think we can do much better. The effort has to be more than we have right now if we want to win. The effort we have right now, we’re not winning. I think we have to do a little bit more — if we want to win.”

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