Thursday, April 14, 2011

Being Chased Without Chase

Despite not having their second baseman, Chase Utley due to injury, the Philadelphia Phillies are at the top of the Nation League East standings.

Philadelphia is 8-3 and have a 2 game lead on the Florida Mariners for first in the division.

They have stepped up to the plate 387 times in 11 games and has driven in 66 runs, nine of them were home runs. The four aces and Joe Blanton have only given up 34 runs in those 11 games with Roy Halladay posting the lowest ERA among them at 1.23.

The Phillies are not only the division leaders so far in this young season, but they are also a half of game out of first-place for the conference lead.

The red cap, white P boys are performing as everyone (especially Phillies fans) expected them to. If they keep this intensity up over the course of the rest of the season, and get Utley and closer Brad Lidge back healthy, Philadelphia could return to the World Series with a chance to bring the title back to the city of "Brotherly Love."

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