Charlie Blackmon hit a pair of home runs as Colorado cruised, 8-2. The Phillies are 4-16 this month.
Francos struggle might be the worst possible thing that could happen to the Phillies because they have no other third-base prospects.
The Phillies outfielder battled through a short slump and smacked two doubles on Monday.
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Saunders is hitless in his last 13 at-bats and Franco is batting .221 with a .281 on-base percentage.
The righthander has tinkered with his delivery. He took the loss Monday but saw "a lot of good stuff" in his outing.
They went meekly in an 8-1 loss to the Rockies. The Phils have lost 18 of their last 22 games.
The rightfielder is now batting eighth. He began the game against Colorado hitting .232 this season.
The triple-A second baseman was injured while diving for a ball.
The Phils need the righthander to be a once-every-five-days injection of stability to the pitching staff.
The righthander went seven strong innings, but the Phils lost for the 17th time in 21 games.
For five minutes Saturday night, after another Phillies loss he started, Vince Velasquez unloaded weeks of frustration.
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
- Simon and Garfunkel
NEW YORK - Joltin' Joe was back in center field in the big city Friday night.
Or maybe it...
The Phillies have not won back-to-back games since the end of April.
The pitcher missed a month with a sore lower back.