Phillies: Five things we learned from the month of May

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Yasmani Grandal of the Los Angeles Dodgers stands at the plate while Scott Kingery #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies scores a run in the seventh inning as Jesmuel Valentin #9 signals to stand at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Yasmani Grandal of the Los Angeles Dodgers stands at the plate while Scott Kingery #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies scores a run in the seventh inning as Jesmuel Valentin #9 signals to stand at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Yasmani Grandal of the Los Angeles Dodgers stands at the plate while Scott Kingery #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies scores a run in the seventh inning as Jesmuel Valentin #9 signals to stand at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

The Phillies kept up the pace in May, finishing the month with a 15-11 record. Here are five things we learned from the last month.

The Phillies finished April with a 16-12 record after losing five of their last seven games that month. Perhaps the jig was finally up and the team was coming down from the month’s high points.

Instead, they kept pace in the National League East, going 15-11 in May to end the month 31-23. Last year, their 31st win didn’t come until after the All-Star break. They are just a game back of the Braves in the National League East as the two teams and the Nationals jockey for the top position in the division.

With June now upon us, let’s take a look back at five things we learned from the month of May.

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