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July Can't Come Soon Enough

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More interleague play this weekend?  Seriously?  Haven't we had enough already?  July and a return to NL games can't come soon enough for the Phillies.

The Phillies are now 3-9 in interleague play.  Only the Padres have a worse interleague record, at 3-12.  (The Dodgers also have the Phillies' 3-9 record.)  But, the Phillies have the worst differential between their NL-only play and their interleage play.  By far.

Below is a chart showing the NL teams that have been most helped and most hurt by interleague play.  The differential is the difference between the team's winning percentage in interleague play and their winning percentage in NL-only play.  A positive differential indicates the team is better in, and thus helped by, interleague play; a negative differential indicates the opposite.

NL W NL L NL %   IL W IL L IL %   Diff
Rockies 25 42 0.373   7 5 0.583   0.210
Mets 31 35 0.470   7 4 0.636   0.167
Reds 29 39 0.426   7 5 0.583   0.157
Braves 32 36 0.471   7 5 0.583   0.113
Nationals 25 40 0.385   6 9 0.400   0.015
Brewers 37 29 0.561   6 6 0.500   -0.061
Pirates 33 34 0.493   4 7 0.364   -0.129
D-Backs 34 30 0.531   6 9 0.400   -0.131
Cubs 43 24 0.642   6 6 0.500   -0.142
Astros 32 32 0.500   5 10 0.333   -0.167
Cardinals 40 28 0.588   5 7 0.417   -0.172
Giants 30 34 0.469   4 11 0.267   -0.202
Marlins 35 28 0.556   5 10 0.333   -0.222
Padres 29 36 0.446   3 12 0.200   -0.246
Dodgers 33 33 0.500   3 9 0.250   -0.250
Phillies 40 28 0.588   3 9 0.250   -0.338