It seems hard to believe with the 3-7 road trip that the Phillies just came back from but it’s true. The Phillies are now in second place in the NL East, with a nice victory last night. Cliff Lee earned his 9th win of the year, and he said he wanted to be on a ‘winning team’, now the Phillies appear to be back up on the bright side of things with two wins in a row over the ailing Washington Nationals. The Phils now have a chance at a sweep tonight over the Nats, to start this homestand off really nicely.
Should there be a cause for excitement? Well not now anyway, as the Atlanta Braves have 7 game lead over the Phillies and Nationals now and a quick look at the Wild Card standings as of today would still have the Phillies finishing 7.5 GB from a Wild Card spot. It’s way too early to think playoffs, but that is a snapshot of where the Phils are in the thick of things. They aren’t still in any great position, but the wins have been a move in the right direction.
Commanding the East
The Phils have had an 18-9 record against the NL East this year, and that good news is offset by the not so good news of being 7-14 against the NL Central. The Phillies are 5-5 against the NL West so far this season.
Werthy of Praise?
|162 Game Avg.||162||546||88||29||3||23||79||152||.267|
|PHI (4 yrs)||543||1798||320||99||9||95||300||495||.282|
|WSN (3 yrs)||270||1006||132||51||4||31||105||251||.256|
|LAD (2 yrs)||191||627||102||33||5||23||90||199||.247|
|TOR (2 yrs)||41||94||11||6||1||2||16||33||.234|
|NL (9 yrs)||1004||3431||554||183||18||149||495||945||.268|
|AL (2 yrs)||41||94||11||6||1||2||16||33||.234|
Here is the players that Werth matches up with as of now in his MLB career: thanks to Baseball-Reference