The Phillies went 5-2 on the road to help break a cycle of 10-14 starts, and keep from burying themselves a month into the season.
Ask and ye shall receive. Instead of a hot start, Beerleaguers set their sites a little lower in '08 by wishing for a more ordinary beginning. To their delight, the Phillies have delivered a win/loss record that blends in comfortably with the rest of the league. After a seven-game road trip, they’re 14-12, not far off the pace set by such division-leading world beaters as Tampa (14-11), Baltimore (14-11) the Chicago White Sox (14-10), Oakland (16-10) and Florida (15-10).