Just Call Wednesday 'Wins-day' for Phillies

It makes sense that the Phillies would clinch a playoff spot on a Wednesday, as they have made that day their own all season.

They are now 20-4 in the 24-hour period many people call "Hump Day," and they can thank their pitching for that.

Their batting average on Wednesday (.254) is only slightly better than the rest of the week (.252), but their pitchers are holding opponents to a .225 batting average, have allowed under three runs per game and have an ERA of 2.51.

       Wednesdays      Other Days
Record 20-4 75-47
   Percentage .833 .615
     
Runs/Game 4.96 4.41
   Opponents      2.96 3.30
     
Batting Avg. .254 .252
   Opponents .225 .243
     
Slugging Pct. .422 .395
   Opponents .343 .360
     
ERA 2.51 3.14

Continue Reading