Maybe the Phillies bats weren’t as slow-starting as we thought this spring, but they are just lending the Flyers some offense for a while.
On the 11 days that both teams have played this season, the Flyers are outscoring the Phillies, 42-33, which is a lot closer than it was the first nine days the clubs both played (38-25). The Phils are averaging 3.0 runs per game on days when both play, 4.0 runs per game when the Flyers aren’t playing.
Here are the 11 dates on which both have played this season, heading into Sunday night:
|April 5||Sabres||W 2-1||at Pirates||W 1-0|
|April 7||at Penguins||L 2-4||at Pirates||L 1-2|
|April 11||at Penguins||W 4-3 (ot)||Marlins||W 7-1|
|April 13||at Penguins||W 8-5||Mets||L 2-5|
|April 15||Penguins||W 8-4||Mets||W 8-2|
|April 18||Penguins||L 3-10||at Giants||L 0-1|
|April 20||at Penguins||L 2-3||at Padres||W 4-1|
|April 22||Penguins||W 5-1||at Padres||L 1-6|
|April 29||Devils||W 4-3 (ot)||Cubs||L 1-5|
|May 1||Devils||L 1-4||at Braves||W 4-2|
|May 3||at Devils||L 3-4 (ot)||at Braves||W 4-0|