The Phillies finished the first half with a 44-44 record which has them in 3rd place in the National League East, 4.5 games behind the Mets. The Phillies are also 4.5 games behind the Dodgers for the Wild Card spot. The reason the Phillies are a .500 team is because they can hit the heck out of the baseball but they can’t pitch. The Phillies have scored the most runs in the National League (456 runs) but they have the worst ERA (4.91) and WHIP (1.46) in the National League. It’s amazing that the Phillies are .500 when you consider that they have lost Freddy Garcia, Jon Lieber, Tom Gordon and Brett Myers to serious injuries.