Phillies Out of the Pan, Into the Fire

The Phillies have to feel good getting out of Atlanta, after being swept by the Braves. But it would have been better had they not had to meander into another intradivision city right away.

So far this season, the Phillies are 11-25 against the NL East, but two games over .500 (34-32) when they play out of division.

They are being outscored by a run a game when they face their NL East foes, but most of their numbers are virtually even when they venture out of the division.

The breakdown:

      Phillies       Opp.  Phillies    Opp. 
 Wins 11  25  34  32 
 Batting Avg. .261  .269  .255  .255 
 On-Base Pct.      .301  .325  .320  .309 
 Slugging Pct. .394  .447  .403  .414 
 Runs/Game 3.83  4.81  4.39    4.42 
 HR/AB .025  .039  .030  .031