Phillies Stat Notes -- July 6, 2011: Surging early this year; Top of the order vs. the bottom

Games vs. .500

At 23 games over .500, the Phillies are about where the 2008 and 2009 teams finished the season. 

Year Reached +23 Final +/- .500 Thru G 87
2007 N/A +16 -1
2008 N/A +22 +9
2009 Sep 1 +24 +11
2010 Sep 13 +32 +7
2011 July 5 ? +23

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Phillies Hitting: 2011 vs. 2010

Using OPS as the measure; stats are through the July 4th game.

Not really surprising, but spots 1-4 in the order have stayed constant relative to the league; The decline has been in spots 5-8:

- Team OPS is 7% lower in 2011 than in 2010.  Relative to the league, it's gone from 3% better than the NL average in 2010, to 2% worse than average in 2011.
- Spots 1-4 in the order are 3% worse in 2011 than in 2010, but they have stayed constant relative to the League, at 1% better than the NL average for spots 1-4.
- Spots 5-8 are 16% worse in 2011 than in 2010.  They've gone from being 9% better than average in 2010, to 6% worse than average in 2011.

Phillies Team OPS vs. the League and vs. 2010

Spots 1-4      Spots 5-8     Overall
2010 vs. League +1%       +9%              +3%      
2011 vs. League +1%       -6%              -2%      
2011 vs. 2010 -3%       -16%              -7%      

League Hitting: 2011 vs. 2010

NL stats per 700 plate appearances.

- Home runs down 9%
- Steals up 17%
- Sacrifices up 9%

2010    2011      % Chg
AB      622.7     624.1 0%
R        79.4        75.3 -5%
H      158.9     156.6 -1%
2B        31.7        30.9 -2%
3B          3.5          3.3 -6%
HR        17.0        15.4 -9%
RBI        75.7        71.3 -6%
SB        10.3        12.0 +17%
CS          4.2          4.5 +8%
BB        59.6        57.7 -3%
SO      135.3     132.7 -2%
TB      248.7     240.4 -3%
GDP        13.6        13.0 -4%
HBP          5.8          5.8 -1%
SH          7.1          7.8 +9%
SF          4.8          4.7 -2%
IBB          5.4          5.1 -5%
ROE          6.7          6.5 -2%
BA        .255        .251 -2%
OBP        .324        .318 -2%
SLG        .399        .385 -4%
OPS        .723        .703 -3%



Interleague Play

The AL won the season series for the  8th straight year.  However the NL closed the gap again with a .480 winning percentage, its highest since 2004.  The NL hung tough and were only 4 games back (117-121) heading into Sunday, when they lost 10 of 14 to finish the season series at 121-131.

Year Best Record American League National League AL Pct NL Pct AL Cum. NL Cum. AL Cum %
1997 National 97 117 .453 .547 97 117 .453
1998 American 114 110 .509 .491 211 227 .482
1999 National 116 135 .462 .538 327 362 .475
2000 American 136 115 .542 .458 463 477 .493
2001 American 132 120 .524 .476 595 597 .499
2002 National 123 129 .488 .512 718 726 .497
2003 National 115 137 .456 .544 833 863 .491
2004 American 126 125 .502 .498 959 988 .493
2005 American 136 116 .540 .460 1,095 1,104 .498
2006 American 154 98 .611 .389 1,249 1,202 .510
2007 American 137 115 .544 .456 1,386 1,317 .513
2008 American 149 103 .591 .409 1,535 1,420 .519
2009 American 138 114 .548 .452 1,673 1,534 .522
2010 American 134 118 .532 .468 1,807 1,652 .522
2011 American 131 121 .520 .480 1,938 1,773 .522

and graphically...

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