There have been a few reasons for optimism, but far more causes for concern this season. On one hand, Tommy Joseph, who has had two walk-off hits in three days. However, the Phillies have lost nine consecutive series, which is their longest series losing streak since they lost ten in 1997. A big part of this has been the fact that Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera are both batting under .220. After their loss to the Reds this afternoon in which Zach Eflin gave up four home runs, the Phils are 17-31.