Phillies Postseason Update

As we inch towards October, the goal for the Phillies is simple and demanding. With 25 games left to play the Phillies need to erase an eight game deficit in order to sneak their way into the playoffs. A breakdown of the playoff race is below:

Team

Record

Games Back

Games Left

Atlanta Braves

77-60

25

Saint Louis Cardinals

74-63

25

Pittsburgh Pirates

72-64

1.5

26

Los Angeles Dodgers

73-65

1.5

24

Arizona

68-70

6.5

24

Milwaukee Brewers

67-69

6.5

26

Philadelphia Phillies

66-71

8.0

25

New York Mets

65-72

9.0

25

San Diego Padres

64-74

10.5

24

Miami Marlins

60-77

14.0

25

So to continue with the glass half empty-glass half full analysis, here’s the drip. (Awful wooder pun intended)

Glass Half Full:

The Phillies play 5 of their remaining eight series against teams under .500. They have a remaining schedule of the Rockies, Marlins, Astros, Mets, Braves, Nationals, Marlins, Nationals.  The Braves and the Nationals being the only teams over .500.

Glass Half Empty:

The Phillies would likely need to win somewhere around 20 of the next 25 in order to make a good shot at the wild card spot and given the history of the team this year, those odds are, well, slim.

Overall, I think the Phills are much more likely to be out of the playoffs than in. So for now I wouldn’t be clearing my schedule come playoff time. However, if they can make a Herulean push into the postseason, look out. Come October, it’s anyone’s game

Posted on September 7, 2012, in Posts, Stats Posts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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