PHILLIES ON TRACK TO WIN 88 WITH A TRUE SHOT AT POSTSEASON!

By Sam Bush

With last night’s 3-2 win over the Washington Nstionals at CPB, the Phillies reached the halfway mark in the 2018 season at 44-37, in second place in the NL East, three games behind the Atlanta Braves.

It puts them on track to win 88 with a legitimate shot at a playoff spot for the first time since 2011.

“I think it always felt realistic to us,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said about being a playoff team. “But certainly the closer we get and the more we hang around … we’re not just in the race, but in many ways in a really strong position, yeah, it does become more tangible, it does become more real, and we do have to prepare even harder.”

The Phillies had a grueling June schedule, the most difficult month of their season.

“We handled our own for sure,” outfielder Aaron Altherr said. “We played a lot of playoff-caliber teams and I think we held our own pretty well. I think we have a good squad here and are going to keep playing better.”

 

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