Phillies Record vs. Winning Teams

There is some concern nowadays about the fact that the Phillies have a losing record against winning teams.

Well, 1) judging from the past two years, that's not uncommon for contenders, and 2) based on last year's playoffs (SSS, I know) having a losing record against winning teams is not a major handicap. 

The 2010 full year records vs. winners and losers, as well as the 2011 records to date, are included after the jump.  Below are some highlights:

2010 records
(based on teams' final records, not what they were when they played each other; excludes interleague)
- 4 of the 8 playoff teams had losing records against winning teams
- of the 4 NL playoff teams, only the Phillies had a winning record against winning teams
- both World Series teams had losing records against winning teams
- the Reds really were very bad (.340) against winning teams

2011 records
(based on their records today, not what they were when they played each other; excludes interleague)
- the Phillies are .435 vs. winners, .727 vs. losers
- other contenders with similar records: Tigers .474/.679, Yankees .471/.700, Cards .467/.595
- the White Sox have a .367 record against losers

2010 records vs. winners (finished >= .500) and losers (<.500)
*** denotes playoff teams

winners losers winners losers
BAL .385 .519 ARI .398 .406
BOS .473 .623 ATL *** .460 .608
CHW .427 .613 CHC .413 .506
CLE .413 .525 CIN *** .340 .680
DET .463 .516 COL .540 .476
KC .386 .465 FLA .366 .618
LAA .430 .591 HOU .431 .549
MIN *** .542 .672 LAD .464 .587
NYY *** .543 .654 MIL .354 .549
OAK .423 .606 NYM .448 .468
SEA .340 .409 PHI *** .623 .593
TB *** .604 .642 PIT .385 .366
TEX *** .481 .587 SD .468 .612
TOR .521 .583 SF *** .452 .671
.456 .579 STL .611 .473
WSH .435 .453
.445 .543

2011 records vs. winners (currently >= .500) and losers (<.500) - through Mon 6/20

winners losers winners losers
BAL .405 .538 ARI .531 .514
BOS .563 .636 ATL .571 .564
CHW .541 .367 CHC .359 .500
CLE .500 .529 CIN .531 .571
DET .474 .679 COL .321 .600
KC .379 .486 FLA .385 .556
LAA .444 .484 HOU .257 .457
MIN .364 .516 LAD .425 .467
NYY .471 .700 MIL .500 .605
OAK .393 .487 NYM .471 .531
SEA .500 .472 PHI .435 .727
TB .435 .581 PIT .469 .545
TEX .548 .500 SD .425 .481
TOR .400 .654 SF .595 .483
.459 .541 STL .467 .595
WSH .500 .464
.451 .550

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