5 Early-Season Philadelphia Phillies Stats That Tell You All You Need to Know

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5 Early-Season Philadelphia Phillies Stats That Tell You All You Need to Know
Laurence Kesterson/Associated Press
First baseman Ryan Howard has hit home runs again, but he's done little else.

As it stands, the Philadelphia Phillies are in a bit of a funk. After finding a way back to a game above .500 at 15-14, they lost four straight games to the Toronto Blue Jays—two at home, two on the road—to fall to 15-18. For the record, that places them dead last in the NL East.

Forget that the Miami Marlins are tied with the Washington Nationals for first place. The Phillies are in dead last. That's just flat-out embarrassing.

Although the Phillies are entrenched in a discouraging stretch, they have had their share of ups and downs this year, and the stats support this fluctuation. As the adage goes, the stats don't lie. Some stats are more significant than others, but there are clear front-runner statistics that have defined the Phillies' season.

Here are five of those statistics that tell you all you need to know about their season to date.

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