The Philadelphia Phillies have started the 2014 season in a rather intriguing fashion. They stand at 7-8, and while they've shown flashes of brilliance, there have also been many moments of struggle.
For what it's worth, the Phillies' offense has been rather good and is in the upper echelon of the National League in many key categories. While the pitching hasn't been so great, singular events such as Dan Uggla's go-ahead grand slam on April 14 have not alleviated matters, either.
Whether for better or worse, there are a few surprises and disappointments to go around at the onset of the Phillies' 2014 season. Here's a look at them.