Thanks to some late drama yesterday, the Phillies have won the first three games of their four-game set with the Rockies in Philadelphia. That extends their home winning streak to seven in a row. They have won three of their last 13 away from Citizens Bank Park.

Overall on the season they are 30-18 at home and 22-28 on the road.

The Phillies started out the year playing very well on the road. Through the end of April they had been better on the road than they had been at home:

Road Home

W-L

RS/G

RA/G

W-L

RS/G

RA/G

9-6

5.27

3.93

3-4

5.14

5.71

The Phils were 12-10 and pounding the ball no matter where they played, scoring more than five runs a game both at home and on the road. They had a whole lot more success at preventing runs on the road than they did at home, though, allowing about 1.8 more runs per game in the first seven games at home as they did in their first 15 games on the road.

The Phillies played their first nine games of May at home and were rolling. They went 7-2 against the Mets, Cards and Braves, outscoring their opponents 50-21 (5.56 to 2.33 runs per game).

They went on the road to Colorado and Milwaukee after that and things went well there, too. They Phils went 4-1 against the Rockies and Brewers and were ten games over .500 for the year at 23-13 at the end of the day on May 16. They were 13-7 on the road and 10-6 at home.

It may seem like things went downhill pretty quickly after that. They didn’t, though. They only went downhill quickly when the Phils were away from home. Here is what the team did this season at home and on the road through May 16:

Through May 16
Road Home

W-L

RS/G

RA/G

W-L

RS/G

RA/G

13-7

5.70

4.05

10-6

5.38

3.81

And here’s what they have done at home and on the road since May 16:

Since May 16
Road Home

W-L

RS/G

RA/G

W-L

RS/G

RA/G

9-21

3.23

5.20

20-12

5.00

3.66

The Phils have been a mess on the road, unable to score or prevent runs. Thirty games where you can’t score or stop other teams from scoring is a lot. Thanks to seven wins in their last seven tries, though, the numbers at home have been a whole lot better. And while it’s good news that the Phils have had success at home, they’re going to need to show tremendous improvement on the road in the second half of the season if they want to challenge the Braves at the top of the NL East.