Thus far, the Philadelphia Phillies' season has been loaded with disappointment. Roy Halladay hasn't found his niche after an equally rough spring training. Ryan Howard just hit his first home run of the season on Tuesday. Ben Revere and Domonic Brown have struggled to get on base. Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick have looked mediocre. Carlos Ruiz remains suspended until April 28. And let's not forget that the Phillies sit at 4-5, under .500, through the first nine games of the season.
While there has been disappointment—some of it expected, some not—there has also been some difference-makers in the games won. John Lannan looked solid in his Phillies debut and so far is second only to Cliff Lee in ERA among starting pitchers. Speaking of Lee, he's been on absolute fire, and little looks like it will slow him down. Hard to believe it's the same guy that didn't get his first win until July last year (not that it was his fault).
Along with Lee, there are a few players on the Phillies who are in the midst of a hot streak to start the 2013 season. Here's a list of those players who are both hot now and will continue to be as the season progresses.