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10th best record in the NL, three games under .500 at the 67 game mark. Not. Good. They're in third place in the East, 7.5 games behind Atlanta, who have played no better than the Phillies after a fast start. They're also 7.5 games back in the race for the 2nd wild card spot.
The half-way point is only two weeks away now, so how do the 2013 Phillies compare to recent teams?
Games vs. .500, 2007-2013:
At least they're ahead of 2012's dismal pace. The only glimmer of hope here is that aside from the dominant 2011 team (and 2008, before their June swoon), the 2013 Phillies are the proverbial "one good streak" away from having a record very comparable to any recent Phillies playoff team. However they're obviously older, and by all evidence to date, suckier, so the chances of that happening are looking increasingly slim.
The trade deadline is after game 107, another week past this graph, but by game 100 the Phillies front office will likely have a good idea of what they will want to do in that last week of July.