The Major League Baseball season can become long and tedious, so the rare day off is a welcome respite. The 2011 Phillies have welcomed them better than most.
They have a 10-3 record in games following an off day, and have won nine of their last 10, outscoring opponents by 57-19 in those 10 games.
For the season, the Phils' offense is averaging a full run more per game that follow a day off (5.15), than in games that don't (4.14).
|Date||Opponent||Result||Phils' W/L Pitcher|
|April 1||Astros||W 5-4||W: Danys Baez|
|April 5||Mets||L 1-7||L: Cole Hamels|
|April 12||at Nationals||L 4-7||L: Joe Blanton|
|April 17||Marlins||W 3-2||W: Ryan Madson|
|April 29||Mets||W 10-3||W: Vance Worley|
|May 3||Nationals||W 4-1||W: Cole Hamels|
|May 13||at Braves||W 5-4||W: Antonio Bastardo|
|June 3||at Pirates||L 1-2 (12)||L: Danys Baez|
|June 14||Marlins||W 9-1||W: Cole Hamels|
|June 21||at Cardinals||W 10-2||W: Michael Stutes|
|June 28||Red Sox||W 5-0||W: Cliff Lee|
|July 8||Braves||W 3-2 (10)||W: Juan Perez|
|July 15||at Mets||W 7-2||W: Vance Worley|