The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the most storied franchises not only in professional sports. Established in 1883, the club is the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in American professional sports. The Phillies have won two World Series championships — its last coming in 2008 when the club defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in five games. Manager Charlie Manuel led the Phillies to an incredible 92-70 record that season en route to winning the NL Pennant.
Cole Hamels was the star of the World Series as the pitcher opened the best-of-seven set with a victory before going on to take MVP honors.
The Phillies have won seven NL Pennants and 11 East Division crowns.
Former third baseman Mike Schmidt — a 12-time all-star and three-time NL MVP — spent his entire 18-year career with the Phillies and holds the record for most franchise home runs with 548. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins collected 2,306 hits in a Phillies uniform — a mark that still stands as a franchise best to this day.
Steve Carlton played 15 seasons in Philadelphia and holds the record for most pitching wins with 241 overall.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Lines Today
It is important to pay attention to the Phillies’ matchup on a day-to-day basis. While that may seem like a daunting task at times, our next game widget makes it easier for bettors to track Philadelphia’s upcoming opponents. The widget also features up-to-date odds right to the opening pitch.
The Philadelphia Phillies scores and schedule offers the overview necessary to see how the team has performed against other divisional opponents and helps you track trends.
Philadelphia Phillies Standings Right Now
The NL East Division is wide open so following it closely on a nightly basis can be the fine line between cashing in on a winning wager or falling just short.
The standings widget allows bettors to track how the Philadelphia Phillies progress while also tracking key stats such as wins, losses and runs for/against.
How To Win At Philadelphia Phillies Betting
Be cautious when putting your money down on the Philadelphia Phillies. Favorable matchups will be few and far between for this Phillies club, which is in the process of rebuilding. It could be a few years before we see the Phillies contending for a post-season berth again, but the building blocks are certainly in place.
The club has high expectations for third baseman Maikel Franco, who hit 25 home runs and 88 RBI during the 2016 season. While the corner infielder has shown flashes of brilliance, he must work on being a better contact hitter. Aaron Altherr is another player the Phillies will lean on in the future. The 2009 draft pick is finally coming into his own and turning into a reliable every day outfielder.
It’s pitching that’s been the main cause for concern for the Phillies, who in 2016 had a run differential of -186. They gave up 796 runs, which was the fourth most in the National Legaue. Jeremy Hellickson and Vince Velasquez are the two top pitchers on the team but had ERAs of 3.71 and 4.12, respectively, during the 2016 campaign.
Pick and choose when the right time is to back the Phillies, who were marginally better at home where they posted a 37-44 record in 2016.
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