Unsettling Trends

With yet another sweep at home against an American League team, the Phillies’ record at home drops to 13-22 (.371) and their interleague record drops to 3-9 (.250). For comparison, the 20-46 Washington Nationals fall in between those winning percentages at .303.

Going into the season, only five teams had a worse interleague record since 1997: the Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies had a 90-109 record which is now 93-118 (.440). Since 2006, the Phillies are 20-40 (.333). The awful, awful Phillies teams of 1997-2000 were 32-35 (.478).

In this series against the Orioles, they were outscored 15-8. Thankfully, while the Phillies have slid, so too have the Mets. Since the end of the Phils-Mets series in New York on June 11, the Mets have gone 3-6 while the Phils have gone 1-8.

Fortunately for the Phillies, they will at least be on the road for the last six games of interleague play against the Rays and Blue Jays June 23-28.

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