MILWAUKEE — Ruben Amaro Jr. followed the Phillies here after stops in Miami and Pittsburgh yielded gruesome baseball. The Phillies general manager watched his team stumble to their 13th loss in 16 games Sunday. And, on Monday, he was ready to unload on his underachieving bunch.
"It's disappointing, particularly the offense," Amaro said at Miller Park. "What more can you say other than we're not swinging the bats very well. I didn't anticipate our guys being this poor. Because they are. They are this poor.
"We think that they're better. But they haven't shown it. So at some point we're going to have to make some changes. Some guys, once they are ready to play, may be factors for us."
When asked which players were on his mind, Amaro mentioned Darin Ruf, Freddy Galvis and Grady Sizemore. Both Ruf and Sizemore are at triple-A Lehigh Valley. Sizemore could join the team before the All-Star break. Ruf's return from a broken wrist will come later in the month. And Galvis, who broke his collarbone, is nearing games.