- NL Standings and team stats
The Phillies would have the 10th pick in the 2015 draft if the season ended today
- Phillies Team Stats, vs. last year
- Individual Stats
Dom Brown has been the Phils' second best hitter since June 29th
- Today in Phillies History
Richie Ashburn breaks the Phillies hits record
The Phillies are three games behind the Mets with nine to play, so last place is looking more certain by the day.
Meanwhile, the A's are reeling, having lost 15 of their last 20. They're still holding on to the second wildcard spot, but with only a 1-game lead over Seattle.
2015 Draft Pick
10th if the season ended today (9th worst record, plus Houston's #2 comp. pick for Aiken).
10th based on FanGraphs' projected end-of-season standings (9th by record, plus comp. pick)
Note that with a recent rules change, the teams with the 10 worst records will have their first round picks protected, regardless of how many compensation picks might be inserted before them. For 2015, that means the first 11 picks will be protected.
Phillies Team Stats, vs. 2013
The Phillies have three position players with at least 3 fWAR (Rollins, Utley, Ruiz). The A's have only one (Josh Donaldson, 6.2). Where the Phils fall short is after those first 3.
Each team has 20 position players with 40+ PAs:
3+..... Phils 3, A's 1
1-3.... Phils 2, A's 10
0-1.... Phils 7, A's 6
-2-0.. Phils 8, A's 3
Total WAR from position players: Phils 11.1, A's 23.4 (3rd in the AL)
Progression of key hitting stats:
(dotted lines represent the NL average for each)
Phillies pitchers at Fangraphs
A's pitchers at Fangraphs
OPS progression throughout the season:
OPS by Phillies starters since June 29th (72 games):
1) Ruiz .747
2) Brown .736
3) Revere .733
3) Byrd .733
5) Rollins .730
6) Asche .685
7) Utley .680
8) Howard .629
Dom Brown has been the team's second best hitter over that period (selected to make Brown look as good as possible), though that probably says less about Brown himself than the lack of any very good hitters in these last almost three months.
This Date in Phillies History
Former Phillies born on this date:
- Joe Morgan is 71
- Chris Short would have been 77, but passed away in 1991 after being hospitalized for almost three years with complications from a brain aneurysm - SABR bio.
- Nick Etten would have been 101. Etten was a first baseman on the 1941-42 Phillies, but later, with the '44 Yankees, he led the AL in home runs with only 22, the lowest leading total for a full-season since Hack Wilson's 21 in 1926.
Also on this date:
1959: Richie Ashburn's seventh-inning single is his 2,212nd with the club, setting a new team record.
[Ashburn would only play six more games with the Phillies after breaking Ed Delahanty's team hits record. He was traded to the Cubs in the off-season for pitcher John Buzhardt and infielder Alvin Dark.]
1964: Los Angeles beats the Phillies with two out in the bottom of the 16th inning, when Willie Davis singles, steals second, goes to third on a wild pitch, then steals home.
1983: Joe Morgan's home run in the 8th seals a win against the Cardinals. He also went deep in the 4th inning, giving him two on his 40th birthday.
2005: Jimmy Rollins appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated, along with Eagles Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens (cover date 9/26)
Coincidentally, only months after acquiring Al Dark, the Phillies traded him in June 1960 for the other Joe Morgan.
Odd and interesting events on this date in Phillies history: broadandpattison.com
- Phillies All-time hitting leaders
- Phillies All-time pitching leaders
- MLB All-time hitting leaders
- MLB All-time pitching leaders