The Philadelphia Phillies have had somewhat of a disappointing season considering all the moves they made in the offseason with a record of 33-27 through their first 60 games. One of those moves was signing Andrew McCutchen who has been good for them so far this season, batting .256 with 10 homers, 29 RBI’s and a National League-best 43 walks.
However, his season has abruptly come to an end, tearing his ACL in a first-inning rundown in Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres.
Andrew McCutchen done for season. ACL injury.
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) June 4, 2019
With McCutchen out it leaves the Phillies in a tough spot, but the recent addition of Jay Bruce who has proven to be a reliable power hitter throughout his career softens the blow a little bit. Bruce adds 14 homers and 28 RBI’s giving the Phillies a lot more depth in the outfield.
Now this will also be a big test for Bryce Harper who hasn’t had the season many Phillies fans believed he would of had before the season started. Harper has 11 homers and 43 RBI’s which sounds good, but he is batting a low .243 on the year which is not very good for his standards. Harper will have to get back to his MVP level of play where he not only batted for power but hit for average as well in the early stages of his career.