The five-time NL East champion Phillies are staggering heading into the All-Star break. They have lost 10 of 11 games and are 13 games under .500 (37-50) and 14 games behind first-place Washington. The Phillies lost 60 games all of last season.
The Philadelphia Phillies are ready to put the first half of the season behind them following a 5-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday, which completed a three-game sweep.
After two months have passed in the 2012 season, the first thing most will note when glancing at the NL East is, all teams are playing above .500.
Joe Blanton gave up a home run to Miami pitcher Carlos Zambrano and was pulled after six-plus innings Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Marlins 5-1.
Ty Wigginton drove in a career-high six runs with a homer and a pair of two-out hits and Cole Hamels won his eighth straight decision as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-4 Monday.
Cole Hamels gave up five hits over eight innings and Hunter Pence hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-3 win against the Washington Nationals on Sunday night.
John Mayberry Jr. doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of the season between the NL East rivals.
Amidst one of the greatest days in recent baseball history, dubbed Wild Card Wednesday, the 2011 regular season ended with an eruption featuring two extra inning games, one walk off home run and a complete game shutout. With weeks of uncertainty, the 2011 MLB playoffs are set.
Ryan Zimmerman’s pinch-hit single in the top of the 10th inning lifted the Washington Nationals past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Tuesday in the first game of a day-night-doubleheader.
Roy Oswalt threw seven dominant innings, Raul Ibanez hit a grand slam and the Philadelphia Phillies clinched their fifth straight NL East title with a 9-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Tonight, the Phillies will have a celebration if they beat the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves lose to the New York Mets. That combination would lead the Phillies to clinching the NL East for the 5th consecutive time.
Kyle Kendrick threw five strong innings in the opener of a day-night doubleheader and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 3-1 Thursday, reducing the magic number for clinching their fifth straight NL East title to three.
Roy Halladay pitched his 20th career shutout and the Philadelphia Phillies became the first team to reach the playoffs this season with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
The Phillies swept the Braves and now they have reduced their magic number to 12. I don’t think there is much debate left for the NL East, but this was a potential NLCS matchup in October.
The Phillies got a big week off to a great start by simply dominating the Atlanta Braves 9-0 Monday night. Cliff Lee is on an amazing streak, and the path to another NL East Championship got even closer.