As we reach the mid-point of the season, it’s a great time to reflect on the performance of the team as a whole and the individual players.
At the midway point, the Phillies sit 44-39, which is 12 games back in the division and 1.5 games back for the third Wild Card spot. The 2022 Phillies were...wait for it...right at 43-38 at the midway point. The beginning of the season was undoubtedly slow. They didn't get their first win until the fifth game. They have been as streaky as streaky comes. Going on long winning streaks but following it up with longer losing streaks.
In June, like last year, they settled in and started looking much better, but they need to keep the positive momentum if they want to replicate last year's success. Although it seems like the Braves will run away with the division, the Phils are right in the thick of the Wild Card race. They have played more away games than any team in baseball so have a lot of games in the second half at Citizens Bank Park.