The Phillies’ 2010 season is half-over and if it feels as though their glass is half-empty, that’s understandable.
Through 81 games, they have endured a long list of injuries and a scoring slump that lasted more than a month, costing them their hold on first place.
Despite it all, these Phillies after 81 games have an identical record – 43-38 – to the two teams that went to the World Series in 2008 and 2009. The major difference is that those teams made it to the halfway point in first place.
The 2010 Phillies, even after a 3-1 win over the first-place Atlanta Braves in the searing heat Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, remained in third place in the National League East.