Ben Revere has the most hits in MLB over the last 30 days, and is even 16th in WAR in that time. Also, the Phils have the 2nd highest OPS in the NL over the last two months.
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There are suddenly lots of better-than-average numbers among the offensive rankings.
And they've moved to within 5.5 games of the 2nd wild card team, although that hasn't moved the needle much on their playoff chances: still only 5.4% for the wildcard, and 7.4% overall.
The .609 winning percentage needed to get to 88 wins is a 99-win pace, and a 23% improvement over the .495 winning percentage they've had so far. 42-27 is exactly what they did over the final 69 games in both 2007, and 2008. The 115-win pace of 2010 was truly astounding though:
- Phillies Hitters vs. Projections
- Phillies Team Stats vs. 2012
- NL Standings and team stats
- Upcoming Milestones
Phillies Hitters vs. Projections
Ben Revere on "Last 30 Days" MLB Leaderboards:
Hits: 1) REVERE 48, 2) Puig 42, Wright 42
AVG: 1) HRamirez .412, 2) REVERE .411
OBP: 1) Kipnis .483, ...7) REVERE .431
wRC+: 1) HRamirez 237, ...20) REVERE 158
fWAR: 1) Wright 2.3, ...16) REVERE 1.2
Last Calendar Year -- Phillies hitters
5.3 - Utley
3.8 - Rollins
2.3 - Frandsen
2.0 - Kratz
wRC+ (200+ PAs)
131 - Frandsen
123 - Utley
119 - Brown
110 - M.Young
105 - D.Young
Last Calendar Year -- Phillies Pitchers
17 - Kendrick
15 - Lee
11 - Hamels
Phillies Team Stats vs. 2012
As mentioned above, the Phils are suddenly looking at least average in some offensive categories.
In fact in the 61 games since May 6th (to pick the date that makes them look best), they have the...
- 2nd highest batting average in the NL
- 2nd highest slugging percentage
- 2nd highest OPS
Pitching and Defense
NL Standings and Team Stats
Chicago White Sox
At 36-53, the ChiSox are in last place in the AL Central, 13 games behind Detroit.
They have been one of the worst-hitting teams in the AL, with the lowest park-adjusted wRC+, at 81.
Right Fielder Alex Rios leads the team with 2.0 fWAR, but is hitting a relatively modest .278/.333/.442.
The White Sox also have three players with some of the lowest fWAR totals in the majors, with LF Dayan Viciedo (-0.7), 1B/DH Paul Konerko (-1.2), and 2B/3B Jeff Keppinger (-1.2).
Their pitching, on the other hand, has been at least middle-of-the-pack, ranking 8th, 6th, and 8th in ERA, FIP, and xFIP respectively.
Milestones that may be reached over the next week or so...
- Rollins' last stolen base, on Monday, was the 412th of Rollins' career, and moved him past Ed Delahanty for 2nd most in Phillies history.
- He needs 3 more doubles (21 total) to tie Delahanty as the Phillies' all-time leader, with 442.
- 4 more RBIs (34 this year) will tie Pat Burrell for 8th most in Phils history at 827.
- He also needs 3 more home runs to reach 200 for his career, becoming the 10th Phillie to do so. That will make Rollins just the 9th player (and only shortstop) in MLB history to have 2,000 hits, 400 stolen bases, and 200 home runs.
If it seems like Rollins' extra base hits have dried up recently, they certainly have:
- he had 21 (16 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs) in 237 PAs through June 2nd
- he's had 2 (two!) in 153 PAs since then
.266/.326/.407 (.733 OPS), and .141 ISO through June 2
.250/.303/.264 (.567 OPS), and .014 ISO since then
- With his double yesterday, Utley moved past Richie Ashburn for 8th most in Phillies history, with 288.
- He needs two more extra base hits to tie Sherry Magee (1904-14) for 8th in Phils history, at 539.
- Utley's next HBP (3rd this year) will tie Brady Anderson for 19th all-time, at 154.
- His win on Tuesday tied Tully Sparks (1897, 1903-10) for 10th on the Phillies career list, at 95, and his next one will tie Jack Taylor (1892-97) for 9th.
Just for giggles, Kyle Kendrick now has the 32nd most wins in Phillies history.
- Lee needs 8 2/3 innings to reach 2,000 for his career. He'll become the 24th active pitcher to reach that level.
- Phillies All-time hitting leaders
- Phillies All-time pitching leaders