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The Phillies went 3-3 last week. They won both games of a two-game series against the White Sox, beating White Sox’ ace Chris Sale in the getaway game. They traveled to New York to play the Mets and lost 3 of 4. Their record stands at 70-86 (28-38 since the All Star break).
Their bull pen blew two saves in the series opener unable to protect a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the ninth and 8-6 in the bottom of the 11th. Both implosions came on one out home runs. A four-pitch walk figured into the scoring before the walk off. They were fortunate to avoid being swept as their defense and bull pen conspired to blow a 10-0 lead in game three which they managed to win 10-8.
The Phillies were outscored 44-23 in the four game series. Before losing 17-0 on Sunday, they had scored 13 runs in the first two games of the series ( losses of 8-9 and 5-10) and 10 runs in a 10-8 win Saturday.
The Phillies had a team ERA of 9.94 in the series. The starters posted a 5.90 and the relievers posted an atrocious 14.29 ERA.
The Phillies close out their season with three games in Atlanta and three games at home against the Mets.
The Phillies 3-3 week raised their winning percentage to .449, but tied for the ninth worst worst winning percentage in the majors with the Brewers.
There is still a small gap between the tenth worse team (86 losses, .449) and the 11th worst team (83, .468).
11. Rockies 73-83 0.468
10. Brewers 70-86 0.449
9. Phillies 70-86 0.449
8. Angels 69-87 0.442
7. A’s 67-88 0.432
6. Padres 66-90 0.423
5. Rays 65-90 0.419
4. Reds 65-90 0.419
3. Diamondbacks 64-91 0.413
2. Braves 63-92 0.406
1. Twins 56-100 0.359
The sports world lost two stars Sunday. Marlins’ star pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Golf icon Arnold Palmer, winner of 62 tour events and 7 major championships, passed away Sunday evening in a Pittsburgh hospital which he had entered with heart problems this past Thursday. Condolences to both families from the Phuture Phillies family.