Phillies Mid-Season Review: Where They Stand Compared to 2015

Apr 28, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin (45) in the dugout during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin (45) in the dugout during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 29, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6) is mobbed by his team after hitting a game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

The Record

The Phillies got off to an unexpectedly hot rate to start the 2016 season, finishing 10 games over .500 after the month of May. While the losses eventually caught-up to them in a dismal 9-19 month of June, fans got a glimpse of the future, and its potential.

More from That Balls Outta Here

Heading into the All-Star break, the Phillies are 42-48. While not an overwhelmingly impressive record, it’s much improved compared to 2015’s mid-point. Entering the All-Star break, the Phillies were a pathetic 29-62. With little light at the end of the tunnel, and a manager jumping ship, no one could have imagined the 13 win differential over the course of just one season.

Looking even deeper into the numbers, the Phillies lost 27 one-run games in 2015. They have already WON 20 in 2016. While they aren’t expected to maintain that style of winning, the effectiveness of their pitching in high-pressure situations stands out.

The club won just 26 games on the road last season. They’ve won 21 already in 2016. In 2015, they won less than 40% of their inter-divisional games. So far this season, they’ve won 54% percent of those games.

Next: Pitching Stats

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