Ethan Martin struggled as the Phillies lost to the Braves.
After the Phillies lost, 4-1, were swept Braves, and lost their 13th game in 14 tries, manager Charlie Manuel was at a loss for what to tell his team.
The Phillies ran into trouble during the fifth inning on Wednesday night when they allowed the Pirates to take control in a 6-5 loss.
The Phillies fell to a season-worst 9 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East with another lifeless loss on Sunday, a 6-1 defeat to the Dodgers.
Ryan Howard had two costly miscues and took full blame for those plays after the Phillies' 6-4 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday night.
Those were the words of several Phillies after they blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Padres to open a 10-game road trip.
The Phillies put forth another ho-hum effort as they lost 6-1 in San Diego.