They endured all the injuries and their record is about the same. But they're 41/2 games out of first because the Braves are better. The real story will be told in the second half, as the Braves attempt to fend off a Phillies team that knows exactly what it takes to win in August, September, and October.
Specifically, "scoring more runs than you give up."
Still, despite being a part-time tour guide, visiting everything from the Liberty Bell to the Space Needle, Lee wishes he could have remained in Philadelphia. He loved the team and the town, but with the Phillies having a shot to acquire Halladay, he can't blame them for trading him. If the Phillies come calling this winter, he says he'd be open to returning.
"I loved my time in Philadelphia," Lee says. "I don't know why I was moved, but I think it had a lot to do with Roy Halladay. He's the best pitcher in baseball. So if you have a chance to replace me with Roy Halladay, that's a pretty good switch."
Cliff Lee wants no-trade clause
I can't understand why.
The biggest development during the Reds series was the Phillies seem to have their mojo back. There can be little doubt that the Keeper of the Mojo is the shortstop. And the Sorcerer's Apprentice is nicknamed Chooch.
It is written.
Jimenez, Price to start All-Star Game
Charlie's choice: It's Howard
Lefty slugger will bat cleanup and DH. SABR wept.
Red Sox' Ortiz wins Home Run Derby over Marlins' Ramirez
Halladay's perspective has changed
Can we just get this sweet dude to the postseason? Thanks.
Philly-area woman who honors husband's memory with efforts for cancer patients to be honored at All-Star Game
Oh jeez, here come the waterworks...
Can the NL win one?
Yeah, I guess.