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Phillies Closer to Getting It Closed Out

Phils' signing of Mike Adams should help reverse this trend.

Phillies Closer to Getting It Closed Out

Philadelphia Phillies new relief pitcher Mike Adams during an introductory news conference Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in<br />Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Phillies new relief pitcher Mike Adams during an introductory news conference Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Phillies are hoping that the signing of right-handed Mike Adams as their set-up guy will go a long way toward reversing their 2012 status as the NL team with the worst winning percentage in games in which they led after six innings and in games in which they led after seven innings:

   Leading
 After 6
 Leading
 After 7
 Leading
 After 8
 Club    W-  L    Pct.    W-  L    Pct.    W-  L   Pct.
 Phillies  58-16  .784     65-12  .844     69-  2  .972   
 Astros  44-11  .800  47-  8  .855  51-  6  .895
 Braves  77-  4  .951  78-  2  .975  83-  1  .988
 Brewers  62-10  .861  72-11  .867  72-11  .867
 Cardinals  73-10  .880  78-  5  .940  80-  6  .930
 Cubs  48-  6  .889  50-  5  .909  51-  3  .944
 Diamondbacks    70-12  .854  70-  9  .886  73-  5  .936
 Dodgers  68-  6  .919  70-  6  .921  70-  4  .946
 Giants  73-  5  .936  80-  5  .941  82-  2  .976
 Marlins  56-  8  .875  58-10  .853  57-  8  .877
 Mets  58-13  .817  63-  5  .926  66-  2  .971
 Nationals  82-  6  .932  83-  7  .922  86-  3  .966
 Padres  54-  7  .885  64-  3  .955  68-  2  .971
 Pirates  64-  5  .928  69-  3  .958  71-  1  .986
 Reds  71-  8  .899  75-  7  .915  78-  3  .963
 Rockies  45-10  .818  48-  6  .889  55-  2  .965
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