The offense: A five-game comparison

In the wake of last night's 10-7 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, here is a look at how the Phillies' offensive production compares to one year ago:

Phillies offense through first 5 games: 2010 vs. 2011

Category 2011 2010
Record 4-1 4-1
Runs 32 41
Batting Average .337 .337
On Base Percentage .396 .431
Slugging Percentage .478 .540
OPS .874 .971
Home Runs 4 6
Strike Outs 35 26
Walks 17 32

Starters faced in 2011: RHP Brett Myers, LHP Wandy Rodriguez, RHP Bud Norris, RHP Chris Young, RHP Mike Pelfrey

Starters faced in 2010: LHP John Lannan, RHP Jason Marquis, RHP Craig Stammen, RHP Bud Norris, RHP Felipe Paulino


In cased you missed it, check out the latest episode of "That's Baseball" right here. Bob Brookover, myself and Matt Gelb discuss where the Phillies should bat Chase Utley once he returns, what the Phillies record will be after April, and our impressions of Bizarro Chooch.


I thought Antonio Bastardo was the key to last night's game. Here's the game story that ran in the Daily News today.



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