Monday, August 31, 2015

Game 101: More of the same

We noted a few remarkable statistics through the 100-game point in Monday's game story -- namely that the Phillies have the second-most wins in franchise history at this point in any season.

Game 101: More of the same

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Cliff Lee will start for the Phillies against the Padres this afternoon. (Ross D. Franklin/AP file photo)
Cliff Lee will start for the Phillies against the Padres this afternoon. (Ross D. Franklin/AP file photo)

We noted a few remarkable statistics through the 100-game point in Monday's game story -- namely that the Phillies have the second-most wins in franchise history at this point in any season.

We also noted the Phillies have allowed fewer runs than any other Phillies team after 100 games since the Dead Ball Era ended in 1919.

Expanding on that: The 332 runs allowed by the 2011 Phillies through 100 games are the fewest allowed by any team since the 1989 Dodgers. Amazingly, that Los Angeles team finished with a 77-83 record.

One other thing to note: The Phillies lead the National League with a .273 batting average and .774 OPS in the month of July. Over a 25-day stretch, those aren't terribly impressive numbers to lead the league with, but that's the current climate of baseball.

They go for six straight wins with a familiar lineup:

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Michael Martinez 5
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Shane Victorino 8
6. Raul Ibanez 7
7. Domonic Brown 9
8. Carlos Ruiz 2
9. Cliff Lee 1


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