Phillies win four games in under 48 hours

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I don’t know that this happens very often in Major League Baseball, but with a postponed game from April 16th that was made up yesterday afternoon and a day game today, the Philadelphia Phillies just won their fourth game in under 48 hours. Factoring in an hour and twenty-minute rain delay before the start of Tuesday’s game and the speedy two-hour and twenty-one minute game behind Cliff Lee today (a complete game shut out, by the way), the Phillies actually picked up four wins in forty-three hours and one minute.

The four wins against the Florida Marlins extend the Phillies’ lead in the NL East to 5.5 games and push the Marlins to last place in the division. June has not been kind to the fish (1-15 so far this month) who were making a strong showing early in the season. The wins also extend the Phillies winning streak to seven games. The team’s recent success was big news on KYW news radio in Philadelphia this morning and I actually listened for almost an hour before hearing anything about who won the Stanley Cup last night.

According to our calculations, the Phillies were winning one game every 10 hours and 45 minutes over the last two days. If they can continue at that rate, they should finish the 2011 season with well over 400 wins.

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