30 games left and we are 2 games out of the playoffs.
Washington is 3 games up on the Cubs
Cubs hold the 2nd playoff spot
Phils 2 games out
Milwaukee, Mets and Arizona are still in the conversation.
With recent big wins the Phils run differential is down to -8. Oddity is that the Brewers are much worse at -39 and Arizona is +61. Simple truth is that the 1 year run differential has a little too much variance in it to make highly accurate projections, but it is a tool. The Reds are +19 but 8 games out of a playoff spot.
Phils have played 6 more home games than road games, bad news for us as we have one of the worst Home/Away splits in the league.
Phils are 10th in Team OPS, 7th in Runs scored, 11th in ERA (big improvement lately), and have climbed into a tie for last in HR's allowed (huge improvement, with Colorado, who frankly should always lead that category).
Offensively, the Phils are somewhere in the middle of the pack in virtually every stat. Only oddity I could find is that we have hit into the fewest DPs in the NL (weird, not sure there is a reason, we don't have great speed)
Phils pitching staff is tied for the league lead in complete games with 3, but honestly, that is a non-stat anymore. The pitching staff has the 2nd fewest strikeouts in the NL, partially because we have such poor starting pitching and do not have a bunch of relievers that strikeout 13/9ip. Gabe Kapler has used the IBB 35 times, 2nd in the NL.
Thanks to Realmuto the Phils lead the NL in CS% defensively at 44%. Knapp, of course, hurts at 20% (is there anything other than draw a walk he does well?), but Realmuto is at 49%. Will be interesting to see if Realmuto wins the GG (he is our only candidate) given the weakness of the pitching staff.