From the first pitch on Opening Day to this point in the season, the Philadelphia Phillies have realistically had one mind-set about their approach: survive.
What are they surviving, you ask? Well, that's a simple answer. Injuries.
The Phillies are missing big parts of their roster, including Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Vance Worley and others, and the mind-set has always been that it's going to get better. There's a light at the end of the tunnel.
But as the injuries continue to pile up, the mind-set may have to change. Roy Halladay's status moving forward is uncertain. Jimmy Rollins is struggling to get things going at the plate.
With most of their injured players still quite some time away, the Phillies may have to convince themselves to survive another month.
That's what they've been doing throughout the month of May, and it hasn't been a terrible approach. The Phillies have had some success this month thanks to a handful of players, and it is time once again to hand out those monthly grades.
Which players need to stay the course, and which players need to turn things around if this team wants to survive the month of June?