The month of April has not been kind to the Philadelphia Phillies.
It's been a container for the club's first month with a losing record since what feels like the year the Liberty Bell cracked.
As rough as it has been for the Phillies, it wasn't an entirely unexpected outcome. The meat of their order, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, are dealing with serious injuries. Cliff Lee has missed time with an oblique strain. Even Michael Martinez's broken foot managed to throw a wrench into their plans.
With all of that being said, this is a club ready to put the month of April behind them and focus on the road that lies ahead. Looking at the bigger picture, the month of May could be favorable to the Phillies if the pieces fall into place.
But will they?