Philadelphia Phillies 2011 Season Stats
55 wins 33 losses (.625)
32 wins 14 losses at home
23 wins 19 losses on the road
NL East Standings
- Philadelphia Phillies 55-33 (.625) —- GB
- Atlanta Braves 52-36 (.591) 3.0 GB
- NY Mets 45-42 (.517) 9.5 GB
- Washington Nationals 45-43 (.511) 10.0 GB
- Florida Marlins 39-48 (.448) 15.5 GB
The Muff Squad may be on a slight hiatus pod wise, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still talk write sports! In Red, White, and Phillies we’ll go over the current (as of writing) stats and standings, the latest game, The Muff Squad Player of the Week, and The Muff Squad Muff of the Week. Typically good ol’ Kev will be bringing you these articles, but maybe (just maybe) we can get Kurtz to throw in his two cents every now and then.
Phillies (6) vs. Marlins (7) July 6th, 2011 Loss
It slipped away from us – Phillies Manger, Charlie Manuel
Save for the third inning, the Phillies had a decent first half of a game. Mistakes were made, but when aren’t they? I’m not a big Kendrick fan, but can’t complain when two of our starters are on the 15 day DL. He held his own, even if it was for only 80 pitches.
The biggest problem came from our The Muff Squad Muff of the Week, Domonic Brown. With a fielding error in the third inning (the worst inning for the Phils that night) costing them two runs. If that wasn’t enough, in the sixth inning Brown seemingly was making up for his previous muff, sending the ball sailing down center field. It looked like it was a leadoff triple.
However, he didn’t touch second base. Yep. Aside from hitting and catching the ball, the most important part of the game is TOUCHING the bases. And he missed second.
He takes blame and admits to the fact he should have went back and taken the double, but it’s still amazing that an error like that can still happen in today’s game.
There was some shining light in the game though; with this weeks The Muff Squad Player of the Week, John Mayberry, Jr. In the second inning, he hit a two-run homer to left to give the Phils a 2-0 lead.
Later, after Brown’s misfortunate at-bat, Mayberry hit another home run (that could have been a two-run if Brown touched the base). I like both these kids a lot, but it looks like Mayberry is proving himself a little more.
The Phillies have a three-game series with the Braves starting today at 7:05pm EST at home that could help but an even bigger gap between us and the second place team before the All-Star break.
Speaking of the All-Star game, congrats to Placido Polanco, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee for making the National League team! Way to represent the city of brotherly love! At the time of this writing, we’re still awaiting to see who the final player voted in is, and for the National League another Philadelphia Phillie is up for the spot, Shane Victorino. He could be the first two-time winner of the Final Vote!