Phillies 64-60, 2 GB for 2nd wildcard. Next: Tuesday @ Red Sox

Last game: 3-2 loss to the Padres

Next game: Tuesday August 20, 7:10 @ Red Sox
TV: NBCSP, MLBN (out-of-market only)
Radio: 94 WIP, WTTM 1680

Probable Starters:
Tue 8/20, 7:10 @ Red Sox: Nola (RHP) vs. TBD
Wed 8/21, 7:10 @ Red Sox: Smyly (LHP) vs. Porcello (RHP)
Fri 8/23, 7:10 @ Marlins: TBD vs. TBD

NL Wildcard Standings and Playoff Odds:
Source: Fangraphs.com


NL rankings (out of 15)


dfas

For Reference

Phillies hitters (fangraphs)
Phillies pitchers (fangraphs)
Team hitting stats (fangraphs)
Team pitching stats (fangraphs)
Team stats (baseball-reference)

Glossary

Run Diff is the average run differential: runs scored per game, less runs allowed per game

wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus): an overall measure of hitting effectiveness, relative to an average hitter (wRC+ of 100 is average, 120 is 20% better than average). It takes all of a hitter’s (or team’s) contributions and weights them based on their value in generating runs.

FIP (Fielding-independent pitching) is based only on the stats that are considered to be most controllable by pitchers: strikeouts, walks, and home runs.

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