The Phillies entered this afternoon’s rain-soaked matinee with the Baltimore Orioles with an impressive 23-16 record and only one game out of first place behind the upstart Braves. Along the way, there have been some pleasant surprises, underwhelming disappointments and glimmers of hope. Some pretty crazy shit has gone down, too. With the team set to close in on the 40-game milestone, and thus bringing a welcomed end to the “small sample size” qualifier, let us use this otherwise arbitrary schedule landmark to reflect upon and assess what has gone down over the season’s first seven weeks.
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