Wow -- that was fun.
It appears the Phillies are officially past their scoring troubles:
RHP vs. LHP opponents
I always thought that opponents wanted to throw lefties at the Phillies due to their lefty-heavy lineup, but they've faced fewer lefties than the league average this year:
League: 27% of PA's against LHPs
Phils: 25% of PA's
They did face more than their share in 2009:
League: 25% of PA's
I was also under the impression that the Phillies don't hit as well against lefties, but that hasn't been the case, either last year or this year (R/27 is runs scored per 27 outs):
Howard's Left-Right split
After the walk-off against lefty Arthur Rhodes, Howard's splits are now this (the league average is for left-handed batters):
The .181 differential in OPS is the lowest of his career:
His .870 overall OPS is right where it was on average in 2007-2009 through game 85 (.864). His average ending OPS for those 3 years was .930.