Unfortunately seems like a quick path to riches to simply bet against the Phillies after any day off. Kansas City is not a good team, anything less than winning 2 of 3 this weekend would be disappointing.
The Phillies lineup had three times as many strikeouts (12) as hits (4).
Saturday we get to face a 23-year-old pitcher (Brad Keller) with a high BB rate and a low K rate. This is the type of pitcher the Phillies should hit well. Not that they should not have done better against Homer Bailey of course. This is why you play 162 games.
It is odd, if likely meaningless, that they have lost the series opener 7 out of the last 8 times. Still won four of those seven (1 split, two losses).