The Philadelphia Phillies are starting to turn their season around after a slow start.
They have a record of 42-37 and are trying to remain in the NL East race.
With three months of baseball left the Phillies have to make up 10.5 games on the Atlanta Braves.
They got themselves into an early hole in the division and are now trying to climb their way out.
One spot where the Phillies have been great is on the road.
According to John Clark, the Phillies have won eight straight road games.
Also, they have won 17 of their last 22 which is their best regular-season stretch in 12 years.
Phillies have won 8 straight road games
Season high 5 games over 500
They have won 17 of 22 🔥🔥
Best stretch in a regular season in
12 years pic.twitter.com/XEz01WmJDQ
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 29, 2023
After winning the National League last season, the Phillies came into this year with massive expectations.
Yet they failed to reach them early on.
But, the resurgence of their pitching staff has been a big reason for their recent success.
Ranger Suarez and Taijuan Walker have been great of late and that has given the Phillies a needed boost.
Also, their offense is still waiting for Bryce Harper and Trea Turner to break out.
But, Nick Castellanos has picked up the slack and is having an All-Star-caliber season.
It will not be easy for the Phillies to navigate their way to the playoffs again.
The National League is loaded this year with a few surprise teams having very good seasons.
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