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Thatguyoverthere
06-25-2009, 06:58 PM
The Phillies are a horrendous 13-22 at home (!) yet still lead the NL East with a 37-32 record due to their amazing 24-10 road record. I'm very confused. I've never seen a team play so far and away better away from home. Anyone who's seen them play this year know what's the reason for this very weird difference?

DSpivack
06-25-2009, 07:13 PM
Look at the Sox batting averages, home vs road.

Railsplitter
06-25-2009, 07:38 PM
The Phillies are a horrendous 13-22 at home (!) yet still lead the NL East with a 37-32 record due to their amazing 24-10 road record. I'm very confused. I've never seen a team play so far and away better away from home. Anyone who's seen them play this year know what's the reason for this very weird difference?

Because when the Phillies are out of town, the Philadelphia fans are at the airport booing the bad landings.

RKMeibalane
06-25-2009, 09:31 PM
The Phillies are a horrendous 13-22 at home (!) yet still lead the NL East with a 37-32 record due to their amazing 24-10 road record. I'm very confused. I've never seen a team play so far and away better away from home. Anyone who's seen them play this year know what's the reason for this very weird difference?

Their pitching staff has been extremely inconsistent this season, particularly at home, often spotting opposing teams early leads. As a whole, the Phillies seem much more focused on the road, which is likely another reason for the difference in their performance.

Zakath
06-25-2009, 10:08 PM
The only thing worse than being the road team in Philly is being the home team.

Foulke You
06-29-2009, 03:22 PM
The Phils were 48W-33L in their home ballpark last year so it is quite puzzling to see them struggle so much at home in 2009. It's also puzzling to see the White Sox struggle to hit at home this year considering we went 54W-28L at The Cell last year. Baseball is a funny game sometimes.

palehozenychicty
06-29-2009, 04:55 PM
Their pitching is definitely a factor.