2011 Philadelphia Phillies
National League East champions
PhilliesOpeningDay.JPG
The 2011 Phillies on the field at
Citizens Bank Park on Opening Day
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record102–60 (.630)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Bill Giles, David Montgomery, et al.
General manager(s)Rubén Amaro, Jr.
Manager(s)Charlie Manuel
Local televisionComcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Comcast Network Philadelphia
WPHL-TV (My PHL 17)
(Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler, Gary Matthews)
Local radioPhillies Radio Network
1210 WPHT (English)
(Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, Jim Jackson)
Rumba 1480 AM (Spanish)
(Danny Martinez, Bill Kulik, Rickie Ricardo)
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The Philadelphia Phillies' 2011 season was the 129th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies won their fifth consecutive National League East championship, and also finished with the best record in baseball for the second straight year. The Phillies, at 3–1 odds,[1] were the heavy-favorite to win the World Series. However, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in five games to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. As of the 2021 MLB season this was the last season to date that the Phillies made the postseason, and now have the longest active postseason drought in the National League. This was also the last year until exactly a decade later in 2021, when the Phillies would finish a season with a winning record.

Offseason

The offseason for the Phillies began on October 23, 2010, when they lost the National League Championship Series to the San Francisco Giants. Although all coaches were invited to return for the 2011 season, first-base coach Davey Lopes informed the team that he would be leaving because of a salary dispute.[2] To replace him, third-base coach Sam Perlozzo was moved to first base, and former Phillies second baseman and Orioles' third-base coach and interim manager Juan Samuel was hired to take over at third base.[3]

On November 16, the Phillies signed reliever José Contreras to a two-year contract after he posted a 3.34 ERA in 2010.[4] On December 6, right fielder Jayson Werth signed a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals.[5] On December 15, the Phillies re-signed Cliff Lee, the starting pitcher whom they had traded to the Seattle Mariners during the previous offseason in order to acquire Roy Halladay.[6] With the addition of Lee, Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Roy Oswalt earned the nickname "The Four Aces".[7]

Regular season

April

The Phillies stormed out of the gate, sweeping the Houston Astros on opening weekend. Three out of the four aces won their first starts (Hamels lost against the Mets). José Contreras was said to be the new Phillies closer; however, he got injured in late April, and was replaced by Ryan Madson. Madson continued the year in the closer position. The Phillies finished April with an 18–8 record, the second best in the majors,[8] trailing only the Cleveland Indians, a team whom they traded with throughout the month for the best record in the majors.

Roy Halladay throwing the first pitch of the 2011 season to the Astros' Michael Bourn on April 1
Roy Halladay throwing the first pitch of the 2011 season to the Astros' Michael Bourn on April 1

May

On May 9, the Phillies took sole possession of the best record in the majors, a position that they would hold for the rest of the regular season. May was their second-worst month record-wise (following September)—they did not have many winning or losing streaks. However, the Phillies' game against rival New York Mets on May 1 was an unforgettable one, although they lost 2–1 in 14 innings. The Mets' Daniel Murphy was batting as a pinch-hitter against Phillies' reliever Ryan Madson when the fans started chanting "U-S-A!"[9][10] Later, it was determined that the chants were in response to the news that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11 attacks, had been killed by United States special operations forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.[10] Mike Lopresti of USA Today said that the Phillies' rivals "was a perfect fit" when the news broke.[11] The Phillies finished May with a 34–22 record.

June

June was a very good month for the Phillies. In the middle of the month, they went on a seven-game winning streak, taking three of four from the Chicago Cubs, and a four-game sweep of the Florida Marlins. They came back to earth, trading several wins and losses over the next week. June concluded with the marquee match-up against the Boston Red Sox, a series many predicted to be a World Series preview (as it turned out, neither team made the Fall Classic). The Phillies dominated, taking two of three, highlighted by Cliff Lee's shutout performance in the first game of the series. Lee went 5–0 with a 0.21 ERA in June, which earned him NL Pitcher of the Month. In June, Lee had more RBIs than earned runs (2 RBIs and only 1 earned run). The Phillies finished June with a 52–31 record.

July

By the beginning of July, the Phillies were certainly living up to their preseason hype, and were looking to be a definite contender for the World Series. July was the best month for the Phillies; they compiled a 17–8 record, and were beginning to run away with the NL East. On July 11, the Phillies overtook the top spot on ESPN's Power Rankings, a spot they would hold for the remaining 12 weeks of the season. The Phillies sent five players (Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Plácido Polanco, and Shane Victorino) to the All Star Game. The Phillies finished July with a 69–39 record.

August

The Phillies began August riding a nine-game winning streak, and in time, extended their lead in the NL East to 8.5 games. After several months of being injured, Roy Oswalt came back into action in the Phillies, winning his first two starts by a combined score of 16–3. Because of Hurricane Irene, the Phillies had to play 33 games in 31 days, from August 29 to September 28. Along the way, they played three doubleheaders, the last of which came as a result of a rain-out in September. On August 31, the Phillies reached 40 games over .500—for the first time since their back-to-back 100+ win seasons in 1976 and 1977, in which they went 101–61—with a 3–0 win in Cincinnati against the Reds and improved to 86–46. Wins during the next two days got them to 42 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history.[12]

September

On September 14, the Phillies became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with a 1–0 win in Houston, against Hunter Pence's former team, after acquiring him at the trade deadline. Three days later, they clinched the NL East title for the fifth consecutive season.[13][14] With 102 wins, the Phillies had the best record in baseball for the second year in a row and broke the franchise record for most regular-season wins.[15][16] Towards the end of the season, the Phillies had an eight-game losing streak, but even with this streak, they had already clinched the NL East, as well as the best record in the majors. The Phillies ended the season by sweeping the Braves, capped off by a 14-inning win in the last game of the season. By winning the final game of the regular season, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel also became the manager with the most wins in Phillies history.[15] The win by the Phillies also eliminated the Braves from postseason contention, and allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to play in the postseason.

The Phillies also led the major leagues in attendance for the first time, with 3,680,718 fans (a franchise record), an average of 45,440 per game.[17][18][19][20]

Standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 102 60 0.630 52–29 50–31
Atlanta Braves 89 73 0.549 13 47–34 42–39
Washington Nationals 80 81 0.497 21½ 44–36 36–45
New York Mets 77 85 0.475 25 34–47 43–38
Florida Marlins 72 90 0.444 30 31–47 41–43


Record vs. opponents

§ National League East
National League Central
* National League West
Team Record
Arizona Diamondbacks* 3–3
Atlanta Braves§ 12–6
Chicago Cubs 5–2
Cincinnati Reds 7–1
Colorado Rockies* 4–1
Florida Marlins§ 12–6
Houston Astros 4–2
Los Angeles Dodgers* 5–1
Milwaukee Brewers 4–3
New York Mets§ 11–7
Pittsburgh Pirates 4–2
San Diego Padres* 7–1
San Francisco Giants* 4–3
St. Louis Cardinals 3–6
Washington Nationals§ 8–10
Interleague play[21] 9–6
Source: [22]

Source: [23]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–3 3–4 4–2 13–5 5–2 6–1 10–8 4–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 11–7 9–9 3–4 5–3 10–8
Atlanta 3–2 4–3 3–3 6–2 12–6 5–1 2–5 5–3 9–9 6–12 4–2 4–5 6–1 1–5 9–9 10–5
Chicago 4–3 3–4 7–11 2–4 3–3 8–7 3–3 6–10 4–2 2–5 8–8 3–3 5–4 5–10 3–4 5–10
Cincinnati 2–4 3–3 11–7 3–4 3–3 9–6 4–2 8–8 2–5 1–7 5–10 4–2 5–2 9–6 4–2 6–12
Colorado 5–13 2–6 4–2 4–3 3–3 5–2 9–9 3–6 5–2 1–4 4–3 9–9 5–13 2–4 4–3 8–7
Florida 2–5 6–12 3–3 3–3 3–3 6–1 3–3 0–7 9–9 6–12 6–0 0–7 4–2 2–6 11–7 8–10
Houston 1–6 1–5 7–8 6–9 2–5 1–6 4–5 3–12 3–3 2–4 7–11 3–5 4–3 5–10 3–3 4–11
Los Angeles 8–10 5–2 3–3 2–4 9–9 3–3 5–4 2–4 2–5 1–5 6–2 13–5 9–9 4–3 4–2 6–9
Milwaukee 3–4 3–5 10–6 8–8 6–3 7–0 12–3 4–2 4–2 3–4 12–3 3–2 3–3 9–9 3–3 6–9
New York 3–3 9–9 2–4 5–2 2–5 9–9 3–3 5–2 2–4 7–11 4–4 4–3 2–4 3–3 8–10 9–9
Philadelphia 3–3 12–6 5–2 7–1 4–1 12–6 4–2 5–1 4–3 11–7 4–2 7–1 4–3 3–6 8–10 9–6
Pittsburgh 3–3 2–4 8–8 10–5 3–4 0–6 11–7 2–6 3–12 4–4 2–4 2–4 3–3 7–9 4–4 8–7
San Diego 7–11 5–4 3–3 2–4 9–9 7–0 5–3 5–13 2–3 3–4 1–7 4–2 6–12 3–3 3–4 6–9
San Francisco 9–9 1–6 4–5 2–5 13–5 2–4 3–4 9–9 3–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 12–6 5–2 3–4 10–5
St. Louis 4–3 5–1 10–5 6–9 4–2 6–2 10–5 3–4 9–9 3–3 6–3 9–7 3–3 2–5 2–4 8–7
Washington 3–5 9–9 4–3 2–4 3–4 7–11 3–3 2–4 3–3 10–8 10–8 4–4 4–3 4–3 4–2 8–7

Game log

2011 Game Log
April (18–8) – home (9–4) – road (9–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 Astros 5–4 Báez (1–0) Lyon (0–1) 45,237 1–0
2 April 2 Astros 9–4 Lee (1–0) Rodríguez (0–1) 45,455 2–0
3 April 3 Astros 7–3 Oswalt (1–0) Norris (0–1) 45,562 3–0
4 April 5 Mets 1–7 Young (1–0) Hamels (0–1) 45,365 3–1
5 April 6 Mets 10–7 Bastardo (1–0) Boyer (0–1) Contreras (1) 45,061 4–1
6 April 7 Mets 11–0 Halladay (1–0) Niese (0–1) 45,468 5–1
7 April 8 @ Braves 3–6 Hudson (2–0) Lee (1–1) Kimbrel (3) 51,331 5–2
8 April 9 @ Braves 10–2 Oswalt (2–0) Beachy (0–1) 36,256 6–2
9 April 10 @ Braves 3–0 Hamels (1–1) Lowe (2–1) Contreras (2) 43,796 7–2
10 April 12 @ Nationals 4–7 Hernández (1–1) Blanton (0–1) Burnett (3) 13,413 7–3
11 April 13 @ Nationals 3–2 Halladay (2–0) Lannan (1–1) 16,914 8–3
12 April 14 @ Nationals 4–0 Lee (2–1) Zimmermann (1–2) 24,875 9–3
13 April 15 Marlins 3–4 Mujica (2–1) Báez (1–1) Núñez (5) 45,667 9–4
April 16 Marlins Postponed (rain); Makeup: June 15
14 April 17 Marlins 3–2 Madson (1–0) Webb (0–2) Contreras (3) 45,716 10–4
15 April 18 Brewers 3–6 (12) Kintzler (1–0) Kendrick (0–1) 45,637 10–5
16 April 19 Brewers 0–9 Wolf (2–2) Halladay (2–1) 45,408 10–6
17 April 20 Brewers 4–3 Madson (2–0) Kintzler (1–1) Contreras (4) 45,743 11–6
18 April 21 @ Padres 3–0 Oswalt (3–0) Latos (0–3) Contreras (5) 27,056 12–6
19 April 22 @ Padres 2–0 Hamels (2–1) Richard (1–1) Madson (1) 33,572 13–6
20 April 23 @ Padres 4–2 (11) Kendrick (1–1) Qualls (0–2) Madson (2) 40,038 14–6
21 April 24 @ Padres 3–1 Halladay (3–1) LeBlanc (0–1) Bastardo (1) 24,031 15–6
22 April 25 @ Diamondbacks 0–4 Kennedy (3–1) Lee (2–2) 19,586 15–7
23 April 26 @ Diamondbacks 5–7 Hudson (1–4) Oswalt (3–1) 19,037 15–8
24 April 27 @ Diamondbacks 8–4 Hamels (3–1) Saunders (0–3) 21,825 16–8
25 April 29 Mets 10–3 Worley (1–0) Pelfrey (1–3) 45,613 17–8
26 April 30 Mets 2–1 Halladay (4–1) Niese (1–4) 45,598 18–8
May (16–13) – home (10–6) – road (6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
27 May 1 Mets 1–2 Buchholz (1–0) Kendrick (1–2) 45,713 18–9
28 May 3 Nationals 4–1 Hamels (4–1) Hernández (3–3) 45,695 19–9
29 May 4 Nationals 7–4 Worley (2–0) Marquis (3–1) 44,123 20–9
30 May 5 Nationals 7–3 Halladay (5–1) Lannan (2–4) 45,316 21–9
31 May 6 Braves 0–5 Lowe (3–3) Lee (2–3) 45,495 21–10
32 May 7 Braves 3–0 Kendrick (2–2) Teherán (0–1) Madson (3) 45,609 22–10
33 May 8 Braves 2–5 Jurrjens (4–0) Hamels (4–2) Kimbrel (8) 45,619 22–11
34 May 9 @ Marlins 6–4 Blanton (1–1) Vázquez (2–3) Madson (4) 11,444 23–11
35 May 10 @ Marlins 1–2 Dunn (3–2) Halladay (5–2) Núñez (12) 21,955 23–12
36 May 11 @ Marlins 5–3 Kendrick (3–2) Núñez (0–1) Madson (5) 18.504 24–12
37 May 13 @ Braves 5–4 Bastardo (2–0) Flaherty (1–2) Madson (6) 36,168 25–12
38 May 14 @ Braves 3–5 Jurrjens (5–0) Blanton (1–2) Kimbrel (9) 35,238 25–13
39 May 15 @ Braves 2–3 Venters (5–3) Halladay (5–3) Kimbrel (10) 42,117 25–14
40 May 16 @ Cardinals 1–3 Westbrook (3–3) Lee (2–4) Salas (4) 34,884 25–15
41 May 17 @ Cardinals 1–2 Salas (2–0) Báez (1–2) 34,567 25–16
42 May 18 Rockies 2–1 Hamels (5–3) Rosa (5–2) Madson (7) 44,665 26–16
43 May 19 Rockies 1–7 Chacín (5–2) Kendrick (3–3) 45,425 26–17
44 May 20 Rangers 3–2 Halladay (6–3) Wilson (4–3) Madson (8) 45,358 27–17
45 May 21 Rangers 2–0 Lee (3–4) Lewis (4–5) Madson (9) 45,604 28–17
46 May 22 Rangers 0–2 Harrison (4–4) Oswalt (3–2) Feliz (9) 45,633 28–18
47 May 23 Reds 10–3 Hamels (6–2) Arroyo (3–5) 45,841 29–18
48 May 24 Reds 3–6 Ondrusek (3–2) Madson (2–1) Cordero (9) 45,740 29–19
49 May 25 Reds 5–4 (19) Valdez (1–0) Fisher (0–1) 45,706 30–19
50 May 26 Reds 10–4 Lee (4–4) Thompson (0–1) 45,650 31–19
51 May 27 @ Mets 6–4 Bastardo (3–0) Rodríguez (1–1) Madson (10) 33,882 32–19
52 May 28 @ Mets 5–2 Hamels (6–2) O'Connor (0–1) Madson (11) 29,337 33–19
53 May 29 @ Mets 5–9 Niese (4–5) Worley (2–1) 30,791 33–20
54 May 30 @ Nationals 5–4 Halladay (7–3) Burnett (0–2) Madson (12) 34,789 34–20
55 May 31 @ Nationals 2–10 Marquis (6–2) Lee (4–5) 21,017 34–21
June (17–10) – home (13–4) – road (4–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
56 June 1 @ Nationals 1–2 Lannan (3–5) Oswalt (3–3) Storen (10) 24,495 34–22
57 June 3 @ Pirates 1–2 Moskos (1–0) Báez (1–3) 33,861 34–23
58 June 4 @ Pirates 3–6 Morton (6–2) Kendrick (3–4) 39,441 34–24
59 June 5 @ Pirates 7–3 Halladay (8–3) McDonald (3–4) 35,505 35–24
60 June 6 Dodgers 3–1 Lee (5–5) Lilly (4–5) Madson (13) 45,777 36–24
61 June 7 Dodgers 2–6 De La Rosa (2–0) Oswalt (3–4) 44,721 36–25
62 June 8 Dodgers 2–0 Hamels (8–2) Kuroda (5–7) Madson (14) 44,751 37–25
63 June 9 Cubs 3–4 Marshall (3–0) Herndon (0–1) Mármol (12) 44,906 37–26
64 June 10 Cubs 7–5 Halladay (9–3) Zambrano (5–3) Bastardo (2) 45,602 38–26
65 June 11 Cubs 7–1 Lee (6–5) Garza (2–6) 45,738 39–26
66 June 12 Cubs 4–3 Oswalt (4–4) Marshall (3–1) Madson (15) 45,361 40–26
67 June 14 Marlins 9–1 Hamels (9–2) Volstad (2–7) 45,424 41–26
68 June 15 Marlins 8–1 Kendrick (4–4) Villanueva (0–1) 44,758 42–26
69 June 15 Marlins 5–4 (10) Madson (3–1) Dunn (4–5) 45,880 43–26
70 June 16 Marlins 3–0 Lee (7–5) Vasquez (3–7) 45,628 44–26
71 June 17 @ Mariners 2–4 Pineda (7–4) Oswalt (4–5) League (20) 34,345 44–27
72 June 18 @ Mariners 5–1 Stutes (1–0) Hernández (7–6) 35,829 45–27
73 June 19 @ Mariners 0–2 Vargas (5–4) Hamels (9–3) 45,462 45–28
74 June 21 @ Cardinals 10–2 Stutes (2–0) Miller (0–1) 40,095 46–28
75 June 22 @ Cardinals 4–0 Lee (8–5) Lohse (7–4) 36,520 47–28
76 June 23 @ Cardinals 2–12 Carpenter (2–7) Oswalt (4–6) 40,532 47–29
77 June 24 Athletics 1–0 Stutes (3–0) Fuentes (1–8) 45,685 48–29
78 June 25 Athletics 1–4 Cahill (8–5) Hamels (9–4) Bailey (5) 45,785 48–30
79 June 26 Athletics 3–1 Halladay (10–3) Outman (3–2) 45,863 49–30
80 June 28 Red Sox 5–0 Lee (9–5) Beckett (6–3) 45,714 50–30
81 June 29 Red Sox 2–1 Worley (3–1) Lackey (5–7) Bastardo (3) 45,612 51–30
82 June 30 Red Sox 2–5 Lester (10–4) Herndon (0–2) Papelbon (15) 45,810 51–31
July (17–8) – home (9–4) – road (8–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
83 July 1 @ Blue Jays 7–6 Báez (2–3) Francisco (1–4) Bastardo (4) 45,512 52–31
84 July 2 @ Blue Jays 5–3 Halladay (11–3) Pérez (1–1) 44,078 53–31
85 July 3 @ Blue Jays 4–7 Dotel (2–1) Lee (9–6) 26,204 53–32
86 July 4 @ Marlins 1–0 Worley (4–1) Nolasco (5–5) Bastardo (5) 27,103 54–32
87 July 5 @ Marlins 14–2 Hamels (10–4) Volstad (4–8) 17,333 55–32
88 July 6 @ Marlins 6–7 (10) Mujica (6–2) Báez (2–4) 16,123 55–33
89 July 8 Braves 3–2 (10) Pérez (1–0) Proctor (1–3) 45,403 56–33
90 July 9 Braves 1–4 (11) Sherrill (2–1) Stutes (3–1) Kimbrel (28) 45,637 56–34
91 July 10 Braves 14–1 Hamels (11–4) Lowe (5–7) 45,853 57–34
All-Star Break
92 July 15 @ Mets 7–2 Worley (5–1) Dickey (4–8) 37,304 58–34
93 July 16 @ Mets 2–11 Niese (9–7) Hamels (11–5) 41,166 58–35
94 July 17 @ Mets 8–5 Kendrick (5–4) Pelfrey (5–9) Bastardo (6) 34,695 59–35
95 July 18 @ Cubs 1–6 López (2–2) Halladay (11–4) 38,183 59–36
96 July 19 @ Cubs 4–2 Stutes (4–1) Marshall (5–4) Bastardo (7) 38,857 60–36
97 July 20 @ Cubs 9–1 Worley (6–1) Dempster (7–7) 37,864 61–36
98 July 22 Padres 3–1 Hamels (12–5) Luebke (3–4) Madson (16) 45,383 62–36
99 July 23 Padres 8–6 Stutes (5–1) Qualls (4–5) Madson (17) 45,072 63–36
100 July 24 Padres 4–2 Halladay (12–4) Stauffer (6–7) Bastardo (8) 45,241 64–36
101 July 25 Padres 4–5 Harang (9–2) Lee (9–7) Bell (29) 45,640 64–37
102 July 26 Giants 7–2 Worley (7–1) Zito (3–3) 45,740 65–37
103 July 27 Giants 1–2 Cain (9–6) Hamels (12–6) Wilson (32) 45,800 65–38
104 July 28 Giants 1–4 Lincecum (9–8) Kendrick (5–5) Wilson (33) 45,646 65–39
105 July 29 Pirates 10–3 Halladay (13–4) Morton (8–6) 45,599 66–39
106 July 30 Pirates 7–4 Lee (10–7) McDonald (7–5) Madson (18) 45,737 67–39
107 July 31 Pirates 6–5 (10) Bastardo (4–0) Watson (0–2) 45,809 68–39
August (18–7) – home (5–4) – road (12–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 @ Rockies 4–3 (10) Bastardo (5–0) Brothers (1–2) Madson (19) 39,330 69–39
109 August 2 @ Rockies 5–0 Kendrick (6–5) Cook (2–6) 39,128 70–39
110 August 3 @ Rockies 8–6 Halladay (14–4) Hammel (6–11) Lidge (1) 39,404 71–39
111 August 4 @ Giants 3–0 Lee (11–7) Bumgarner (6–11) 42,013 72–39
112 August 5 @ Giants 9–2 Worley (8–1) Sánchez (4–6) 42,165 73–39
113 August 6 @ Giants 2–1 Hamels (13–6) Cain (9–8) 42,183 74–39
114 August 7 @ Giants 1–3 Lincecum (10–9) Oswalt (4–7) Wilson (34) 42,366 74–40
115 August 8 @ Dodgers 5–3 Halladay (15–4) Kuroda (7–14) Madson (20) 35,380 75–40
116 August 9 @ Dodgers 2–1 Lee (12–7) Lilly (7–12) Madson (21) 46,547 76–40
117 August 10 @ Dodgers 9–8 Kendrick (7–5) Hawksworth (2–3) Madson (22) 41,807 77–40
118 August 12 Nationals 2–4 Hernández (7–11) Hamels (13–7) Storen (31) 45,762 77–41
119 August 13 Nationals 11–3 Oswalt (5–7) Lannan (8–8) 45,570 78–41
August 14 Nationals Postponed (rain); Makeup: September 20
120 August 16 Diamondbacks 2–3 Shaw (1–0) Halladay (15–5) Putz (30) 45,742 78–42
121 August 17 Diamondbacks 9–2 Lee (13–7) Saunders (8–10) 45,894 79–42
122 August 18 Diamondbacks 4–1 Herndon (1–2) Kennedy (15–4) Madson (23) 45,633 80–42
123 August 19 @ Nationals 4–8 Coffey (4–1) Madson (3–2) 37,841 80–43
124 August 20 @ Nationals 5–0 Oswalt (6–7) Lannan (8–9) 44,685 81–43
125 August 21 @ Nationals 4–5 (10) Burnett (4–5) Lidge (0–1) 41,727 81–44
126 August 22 Mets 10–0 Lee (14–7) Gee (11–5) 45,783 82–44
127 August 23 Mets 9–4 Worley (9–1) Niese (11–11) 45,770 83–44
128 August 24 Mets 4–7 Pelfrey (7–10) Kendrick (7–6) Parnell (1) 45,689 83–45
129 August 26 Marlins 5–6 Hensley (2–5) Oswalt (6–8) Cishek (3) 45,523 83–46
August 27 Marlins Postponed (Hurricane Irene); Makeup: September 15
August 28 Marlins Postponed (Hurricane Irene); Makeup: September 15
130 August 29 @ Reds 3–2 Bastardo (6–0) Bailey (7–6) Madson (24) 21,360 84–46
131 August 30 @ Reds 9–0 Halladay (16–5) Arroyo (8–11) 19,317 85–46
132 August 31 @ Reds 3–0 Lee (15–7) Willis (0–4) Madson (25) 18,567 86–46
September (16–14) – home (6–7) – road (10–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
133 September 1 @ Reds 6–4 Worley (10–1) Leake (11–9) Madson (26) 21,438 87–46
134 September 2 @ Marlins 5–3 Oswalt (7–8) Hand (1–5) Madson (27) 21,659 88–46
135 September 3 @ Marlins 4–8 Mujica (9–5) Bastardo (6–1) 25,333 88–47
136 September 4 @ Marlins 4–5 (14) Hensley (3–6) Herndon (1–3) 21,234 88–48
137 September 5 Braves 9–0 Lee (16–7) Lowe (9–13) 45,267 89–48
138 September 6 Braves 6–3 Worley (11–1) Hudson (14–9) Madson (28) 44,781 90–48
139 September 7 Braves 3–2 Madson (4–2) Moylan (1–1) 44,870 91–48
140 September 8 @ Brewers 7–2 Hamels (14–7) Narveson (10–7) 41,646 92–48
141 September 9 @ Brewers 5–3 Halladay (17–5) Marcum (12–6) Madson (29) 43,283 93–48
142 September 10 @ Brewers 3–2 (10) Stutes (6–1) Hawkins (1–1) Madson (30) 42,967 94–48
143 September 11 @ Brewers 2–3 Gallardo (16–10) Worley (11–2) Axford (42) 42,388 94–49
144 September 12 @ Astros 1–5 Myers (5–13) Oswalt (7–9) 22,231 94–50
145 September 13 @ Astros 2–5 Happ (6–15) Hamels (14–8) 24,302 94–51
146 September 14 @ Astros 1–0 Halladay (18–5) Norris (6–10) 20,027 95–51
147 September 15 Marlins 3–1 Kendrick (8–6) Sánchez (8–8) Madson (31) 44,216 96–51
148 September 15 Marlins 2–1 (10) Schwimer (1–0) Badenhop (2–2) 44,950 97–51
149 September 16 Cardinals 2–4 (11) McClellan (12–6) Schwimer (1–1) Salas (24) 45,572 97–52
150 September 17 Cardinals 9–2 Oswalt (8–9) Westbrook (12–9) 45,470 98–52
151 September 18 Cardinals 0–5 Carpenter (10–9) Hamels (14–9) 45,063 98–53
152 September 19 Cardinals 3–4 Lohse (14–8) Halladay (18–6) Dotel (3) 45,048 98–54
153 September 20 Nationals 3–4 (10) Gorzelanny (4–6) Stutes (6–2) Storen (39) 44,263 98–55
154 September 20 Nationals 0–3 Detwiler (3–5) Lee (16–8) Storen (40) 45,408 98–56
155 September 21 Nationals 5–7 Lannan (10–13) Worley (11–3) Rodríguez (1) 45,083 98–57
156 September 22 Nationals 1–6 Peacock (2–0) Oswalt (8–10) 45,064 98–58
157 September 23 @ Mets Postponed (rain); Makeup: September 24 as part of a Doubleheader
157 September 24 @ Mets 1–2 Parnell (4–6) Lidge (0–2) Acosta (3) 33,961 98–59
158 September 24 @ Mets 3–6 Gee (13–6) Herndon (1–4) Acosta (4) 32,437 98–60
159 September 25 @ Mets 9–4 Halladay (19–6) Pelfrey (7–13) 32,796 99–60
160 September 26 @ Braves 4–2 Lee (17–8) Martínez (1–3) Madson (32) 42,597 100–60
161 September 27 @ Braves 7–1 Oswalt (9–10) Lowe (9–17) 38,663 101–60
162 September 28 @ Braves 4–3 (13) De Fratus(1–0) Linebrink (4–4) Herndon (1) 45,350 102–60
  •   Phillies win
  •   Phillies loss
  •   Postponement
  • Bold: Phillies team member
Source:[22]

Postseason Game Log

2011 Postseason Game Log
NLDS: 2–3
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 1 Cardinals 11–6 Roy Halladay (1–0) Kyle Lohse (0–1) 1–0
2 October 2 Cardinals 4–5 Octavio Dotel (1–0) Cliff Lee (0–1) Jason Motte (1) 1–1
3 October 4 @ Cardinals 3–2 Cole Hamels (1–0) Jaime Garcia (0–1) Ryan Madson (1) 2–1
4 October 5 @ Cardinals 3–5 Edwin Jackson (1–0) Roy Oswalt (0–1) Jason Motte (2) 2–2
5 October 7 Cardinals 0–1 Chris Carpenter (1–0) Roy Halladay (1–1) 2–3

Roster

All players who made an appearance for the Phillies during 2011 are included.[24]

Indicates players who started on Opening Day in 2011[25]
2011 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

2011 N.L. Division Series vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Main article: 2011 National League Division Series

The Phillies finished out the season with a sweep of the Atlanta Braves, and in doing so, allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to clinch the National League wild-card on the last day of the regular season. Having finished with the best record for the second year in a row, the Phillies had home-field advantage for the series. Game 1 saw the Cardinals jump out to an early lead, with a three-run homer by Lance Berkman in the top of the 1st, off Phillies ace Roy Halladay. The Phillies bats woke up in the 6th inning, with home runs by Ryan Howard and Raúl Ibañez. In addition to the offense waking up, Halladay tamed the Cardinals, retiring 21 straight batters, and the Phillies took game 1, 11–6. Game 2 featured another Philadelphia ace, Cliff Lee, facing the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter, who would make his first start on three days rest of his career. The Phillies jumped out to a 4-run lead, however, Cliff Lee surrendered 5 runs, as the Cardinals came back, and took game 2, 5–4. The series then went to Busch Stadium in St. Louis for games 3 and 4. Game 3 featured Cole Hamels taking on Jaime García, both of whom pitched a scoreless game through 6 innings. In the 7th inning, the Phillies' pinch-hitter Ben Francisco fired a three-run homer to give the Phillies the lead. The Cardinals were able to fight back and get 2 runs, but Ryan Madson shut the door, with a 5-out save, to give the Phillies a 2–1 series lead. In Game 4, a matchup between Roy Oswalt and Edwin Jackson, the Phillies again jumped out to an early 2-run lead. The Cardinals cut the lead in half in the bottom of the first. David Freese was the hero of game 4, with a two-run double in the fourth, which gave the Cardinals the lead, and a two-run homer in the sixth. The Phillies were not able to come back, and that sent the series back to Philadelphia tied at two games. Game 5 featured a marquee pitching matchup, with former Toronto teammates, Roy Halladay and Chris Carpenter facing off. Again, the Cardinals took an early lead, with Rafael Furcal scoring off a Skip Schumaker double. It turned out that was all the Cardinals needed, as they went on to win, 1–0. For the Cardinals, it added to their thus-far improbable season, and advanced to the NLCS for the first time since winning the 2006 World Series.

St. Louis Cardinals won the series, 3–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 1 St. Louis Cardinals – 6, Philadelphia Phillies – 11 Citizens Bank Park 2:55 46,480[26] 
2 October 2 St. Louis Cardinals – 5, Philadelphia Phillies – 4 Citizens Bank Park 3:22 46,575[27] 
3 October 4 Philadelphia Phillies – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 2 Busch Stadium 3:13 46,914[28] 
4 October 5 Philadelphia Phillies – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 5 Busch Stadium 2:34 47,071[29] 
5 October 7 St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Philadelphia Phillies – 0 Citizens Bank Park 2:29 46,530[30]

Awards

Vance Worley was named by Baseball America as one of the five starting pitchers on its All-Rookie Team.[31]

Roy Halladay was named the Sportsperson of the Year by the Philadelphia Daily News for the second consecutive year.

The Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) presented its annual franchise awards to Shane Victorino ("Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award"), Cliff Lee ("Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award"), Charlie Manuel ("Dallas Green Special Achievement Award"), and Raúl Ibañez ("Tug McGraw Good Guy Award").

Jimmy Rollins (shortstop) and Roy Halladay (one of three starting pitchers) were named to the MLB Insiders Club Magazine All-Postseason Team.[32]

Shane Victorino received the Branch Rickey Award for his exceptional community service.

Retired general manager Pat Gillick was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League Ryne Sandberg
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Mark Parent
A Clearwater Threshers Florida State League Dusty Wathan
A Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League Chris Truby
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Mickey Morandini
Rookie GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League Roly de Armas

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