The Phils have now scored nine runs over their last five games, which seems unusual even for this year’s team. It is. The table below shows the result for each game the Phils have played this season, the number of runs the team has scored in their last five games at the end of that day, the number of runs the team has scored in their last ten games at the end of that day and the average number of runs per game the team has scored for the season through that day’s game.

Date Opponent Result Runs scored
last five games
Runs scored
last ten games
Average runs
per game for season
4/1/11
4/2/11
4/3/11
4/5/11
4/6/11
4/7/11
4/8/11
4/9/11
4/10/11
4/12/11
4/13/11
4/14/11
4/15/11
4/17/11
4/18/11
4/19/11
4/20/11
4/21/11
4/22/11
4/23/11
4/24/11
4/25/11
4/26/11
4/27/11
4/29/11
4/30/11
5/1/11
5/3/11
5/4/11
5/5/11
5/6/11
5/7/11
5/8/11
5/9/11
5/10/11
5/11/11
5/13/11
5/14/11
5/15/11
5/16/11
5/17/11
5/18/11
HOU
HOU
HOU
NYM
NYM
NYM
at ATL
at ATL
at ATL
at WAS
at WAS
at WAS
FLA
FLA
MIL
MIL
MIL
at SD
at SD
at SD
at SD
at ARI
at ARI
at ARI
NYM
NYM
NYM
WAS
WAS
WAS
ATL
ATL
ATL
at FLA
at FLA
at FLA
at ATL
at ATL
at ATL
at STL
at STL
COL
W5-4
W9-4
W7-3
L7-1
W10-7
W11-0
L6-3
W10-2
W3-0
L7-4
W3-2
W4-0
L4-3
W3-2
L6-3
L9-0
W4-3
W3-0
W2-0
W4-2
W3-1
L4-0
L7-5
W8-4
W10-3
W2-1
L2-1
W4-1
W7-4
W7-3
L5-0
W3-0
L5-2
W6-4
L2-1
W5-3
W5-4
L5-3
L3-2
L3-1
L2-1
W2-1
-
-
-
-
32
38
32
35
37
31
23
24
17
17
16
13
13
13
12
13
16
12
14
20
26
25
26
25
24
21
19
21
19
18
12
17
19
20
16
16
12
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
63
61
56
52
54
47
36
37
30
29
29
29
25
27
32
39
41
38
39
44
47
44
47
44
42
33
36
40
39
34
28
29
28
5
7
7
5.5
6.4
7.17
6.57
7
6.56
6.3
6
5.83
5.62
5.43
5.27
4.94
4.88
4.78
4.63
4.6
4.52
4.32
4.35
4.5
4.72
4.62
4.48
4.46
4.55
4.63
4.48
4.44
4.36
4.41
4.31
4.33
4.35
4.32
4.26
4.18
4.1
4.05

Not much good news about the offense there. The table shows, for example, that after the first ten games of the season, the Phils had scored 31 runs in their last five games, 63 runs in their last ten and were scoring an average of 6.3 runs per game for the year. After last night’s game, they had scored nine runs over their last five games, 28 over their last ten and 4.05 per game for the year.

In the limited good news category, even if the nine runs is the team’s worst mark for a five-game stretch for the year, 28 runs (or 2.8 runs per game) over a ten-game stretch hasn’t been the worst mark for the Phils this season. In the ten games that ended on 4/25, the Phillies scored 25 runs.

Finally, the Phils are now tenth in the NL in runs scored per game. That number would be worse it it weren’t for the hot start by the offense, which scored more than five runs a game (5.27) through the first 15 games of the season.