Chipper Hasn’t Seen A Team This Good Since …
The Phillies woke up this morning with a 9 1/2 game lead over the Braves in the National League East, despite the Braves having the second-best record in the league and fourth-best record in baseball.
That’s pretty impressive.
It’s even more impressive when you combine the leads of every other division leader in baseball:
AL East: 0 (tie for first)
AL Central: 4.
AL West: 1.
NL Central: 3.
NL West: 1/2 game.
That’s a combined 8 1/2 games for the other division leaders.
Mark Bowman covers the Braves for MLB.com and he passed along this quote from Braves third baseman Chipper Jones: “The Phillies are as good as any team I’ve seen. I’d put them up against any of those Yankees clubs of the late ’90s and early 2000s. That club has got it going on and they are flat out playing like it, day in and day out.”