2011 Philadelphia Phillies season

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. This was the last season that the Phillies made the postseason until 2022, making it the longest active postseason drought in the National League at the time. The 2011 Phillies were the last team until the 2015 Cardinals to finish the season with at least 100 wins.

2011 Philadelphia Phillies
National League East champions
The 2011 Phillies on the field at
Citizens Bank Park on Opening Day
Major League affiliations
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
(Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler, Gary Matthews)
Local radioPhillies Radio Network
94.1 FM - WPHT (English)
(Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, Jim Jackson)
Rumba 1480 AM (Spanish)
(Danny Martinez, Bill Kulik, Rickie Ricardo)
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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


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


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 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.


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.


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]


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]


NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 10260 0.630 52–29 50–31
Atlanta Braves 8973 0.549 13 47–34 42–39
Washington Nationals 8081 0.497 21½ 44–36 36–45
New York Mets 7785 0.475 25 34–47 43–38
Florida Marlins 7290 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]
Los Angeles8–105–23–32–49–93–35–42–42–51–56–213–59–94–34–26–9
New York3–39–92–45–22–59–93–35–22–47–114–44–32–43–38–109–9
San Diego7–115–43–32–49–97–05–35–132–33–41–74–26–123–33–46–9
San Francisco9–91–64–52–513–52–43–49–93–34–23–43–312–65–23–410–5
St. Louis4–35–110–56–94–26–210–53–49–93–36–39–73–32–52–48–7

Game log

2011 Game Log
April (18–8) – home (9–4) – road (9–4)
1April 1Astros5–4Báez (1–0)Lyon (0–1)45,2371–0
2April 2Astros9–4Lee (1–0)Rodríguez (0–1)45,4552–0
3April 3Astros7–3Oswalt (1–0)Norris (0–1)45,5623–0
4April 5Mets1–7Young (1–0)Hamels (0–1)45,3653–1
5April 6Mets10–7Bastardo (1–0)Boyer (0–1)Contreras (1)45,0614–1
6April 7Mets11–0Halladay (1–0)Niese (0–1)45,4685–1
7April 8@ Braves3–6Hudson (2–0)Lee (1–1)Kimbrel (3)51,3315–2
8April 9@ Braves10–2Oswalt (2–0)Beachy (0–1)36,2566–2
9April 10@ Braves3–0Hamels (1–1)Lowe (2–1)Contreras (2)43,7967–2
10April 12@ Nationals4–7Hernández (1–1)Blanton (0–1)Burnett (3)13,4137–3
11April 13@ Nationals3–2Halladay (2–0)Lannan (1–1)16,9148–3
12April 14@ Nationals4–0Lee (2–1)Zimmermann (1–2)24,8759–3
13April 15Marlins3–4Mujica (2–1)Báez (1–1)Núñez (5)45,6679–4
April 16MarlinsPostponed (rain); Makeup: June 15
14April 17Marlins3–2Madson (1–0)Webb (0–2)Contreras (3)45,71610–4
15April 18Brewers3–6 (12)Kintzler (1–0)Kendrick (0–1)45,63710–5
16April 19Brewers0–9Wolf (2–2)Halladay (2–1)45,40810–6
17April 20Brewers4–3Madson (2–0)Kintzler (1–1)Contreras (4)45,74311–6
18April 21@ Padres3–0Oswalt (3–0)Latos (0–3)Contreras (5)27,05612–6
19April 22@ Padres2–0Hamels (2–1)Richard (1–1)Madson (1)33,57213–6
20April 23@ Padres4–2 (11)Kendrick (1–1)Qualls (0–2)Madson (2)40,03814–6
21April 24@ Padres3–1Halladay (3–1)LeBlanc (0–1)Bastardo (1)24,03115–6
22April 25@ Diamondbacks0–4Kennedy (3–1)Lee (2–2)19,58615–7
23April 26@ Diamondbacks5–7Hudson (1–4)Oswalt (3–1)19,03715–8
24April 27@ Diamondbacks8–4Hamels (3–1)Saunders (0–3)21,82516–8
25April 29Mets10–3Worley (1–0)Pelfrey (1–3)45,61317–8
26April 30Mets2–1Halladay (4–1)Niese (1–4)45,59818–8
May (16–13) – home (10–6) – road (6–7)
27May 1Mets1–2Buchholz (1–0)Kendrick (1–2)45,71318–9
28May 3Nationals4–1Hamels (4–1)Hernández (3–3)45,69519–9
29May 4Nationals7–4Worley (2–0)Marquis (3–1)44,12320–9
30May 5Nationals7–3Halladay (5–1)Lannan (2–4)45,31621–9
31May 6Braves0–5Lowe (3–3)Lee (2–3)45,49521–10
32May 7Braves3–0Kendrick (2–2)Teherán (0–1)Madson (3)45,60922–10
33May 8Braves2–5Jurrjens (4–0)Hamels (4–2)Kimbrel (8)45,61922–11
34May 9@ Marlins6–4Blanton (1–1)Vázquez (2–3)Madson (4)11,44423–11
35May 10@ Marlins1–2Dunn (3–2)Halladay (5–2)Núñez (12)21,95523–12
36May 11@ Marlins5–3Kendrick (3–2)Núñez (0–1)Madson (5)18.50424–12
37May 13@ Braves5–4Bastardo (2–0)Flaherty (1–2)Madson (6)36,16825–12
38May 14@ Braves3–5Jurrjens (5–0)Blanton (1–2)Kimbrel (9)35,23825–13
39May 15@ Braves2–3Venters (5–3)Halladay (5–3)Kimbrel (10)42,11725–14
40May 16@ Cardinals1–3Westbrook (3–3)Lee (2–4)Salas (4)34,88425–15
41May 17@ Cardinals1–2Salas (2–0)Báez (1–2)34,56725–16
42May 18Rockies2–1Hamels (5–3)Rosa (5–2)Madson (7)44,66526–16
43May 19Rockies1–7Chacín (5–2)Kendrick (3–3)45,42526–17
44May 20Rangers3–2Halladay (6–3)Wilson (4–3)Madson (8)45,35827–17
45May 21Rangers2–0Lee (3–4)Lewis (4–5)Madson (9)45,60428–17
46May 22Rangers0–2Harrison (4–4)Oswalt (3–2)Feliz (9)45,63328–18
47May 23Reds10–3Hamels (6–2)Arroyo (3–5)45,84129–18
48May 24Reds3–6Ondrusek (3–2)Madson (2–1)Cordero (9)45,74029–19
49May 25Reds5–4 (19)Valdez (1–0)Fisher (0–1)45,70630–19
50May 26Reds10–4Lee (4–4)Thompson (0–1)45,65031–19
51May 27@ Mets6–4Bastardo (3–0)Rodríguez (1–1)Madson (10)33,88232–19
52May 28@ Mets5–2Hamels (6–2)O'Connor (0–1)Madson (11)29,33733–19
53May 29@ Mets5–9Niese (4–5)Worley (2–1)30,79133–20
54May 30@ Nationals5–4Halladay (7–3)Burnett (0–2)Madson (12)34,78934–20
55May 31@ Nationals2–10Marquis (6–2)Lee (4–5)21,01734–21
June (17–10) – home (13–4) – road (4–6)
56June 1@ Nationals1–2Lannan (3–5)Oswalt (3–3)Storen (10)24,49534–22
57June 3@ Pirates1–2Moskos (1–0)Báez (1–3)33,86134–23
58June 4@ Pirates3–6Morton (6–2)Kendrick (3–4)39,44134–24
59June 5@ Pirates7–3Halladay (8–3)McDonald (3–4)35,50535–24
60June 6Dodgers3–1Lee (5–5)Lilly (4–5)Madson (13)45,77736–24
61June 7Dodgers2–6De La Rosa (2–0)Oswalt (3–4)44,72136–25
62June 8Dodgers2–0Hamels (8–2)Kuroda (5–7)Madson (14)44,75137–25
63June 9Cubs3–4Marshall (3–0)Herndon (0–1)Mármol (12)44,90637–26
64June 10Cubs7–5Halladay (9–3)Zambrano (5–3)Bastardo (2)45,60238–26
65June 11Cubs7–1Lee (6–5)Garza (2–6)45,73839–26
66June 12Cubs4–3Oswalt (4–4)Marshall (3–1)Madson (15)45,36140–26
67June 14Marlins9–1Hamels (9–2)Volstad (2–7)45,42441–26
68June 15Marlins8–1Kendrick (4–4)Villanueva (0–1)44,75842–26
69June 15Marlins5–4 (10)Madson (3–1)Dunn (4–5)45,88043–26
70June 16Marlins3–0Lee (7–5)Vasquez (3–7)45,62844–26
71June 17@ Mariners2–4Pineda (7–4)Oswalt (4–5)League (20)34,34544–27
72June 18@ Mariners5–1Stutes (1–0)Hernández (7–6)35,82945–27
73June 19@ Mariners0–2Vargas (5–4)Hamels (9–3)45,46245–28
74June 21@ Cardinals10–2Stutes (2–0)Miller (0–1)40,09546–28
75June 22@ Cardinals4–0Lee (8–5)Lohse (7–4)36,52047–28
76June 23@ Cardinals2–12Carpenter (2–7)Oswalt (4–6)40,53247–29
77June 24Athletics1–0Stutes (3–0)Fuentes (1–8)45,68548–29
78June 25Athletics1–4Cahill (8–5)Hamels (9–4)Bailey (5)45,78548–30
79June 26Athletics3–1Halladay (10–3)Outman (3–2)45,86349–30
80June 28Red Sox5–0Lee (9–5)Beckett (6–3)45,71450–30
81June 29Red Sox2–1Worley (3–1)Lackey (5–7)Bastardo (3)45,61251–30
82June 30Red Sox2–5Lester (10–4)Herndon (0–2)Papelbon (15)45,81051–31
July (17–8) – home (9–4) – road (8–4)
83July 1@ Blue Jays7–6Báez (2–3)Francisco (1–4)Bastardo (4)45,51252–31
84July 2@ Blue Jays5–3Halladay (11–3)Pérez (1–1)44,07853–31
85July 3@ Blue Jays4–7Dotel (2–1)Lee (9–6)26,20453–32
86July 4@ Marlins1–0Worley (4–1)Nolasco (5–5)Bastardo (5)27,10354–32
87July 5@ Marlins14–2Hamels (10–4)Volstad (4–8)17,33355–32
88July 6@ Marlins6–7 (10)Mujica (6–2)Báez (2–4)16,12355–33
89July 8Braves3–2 (10)Pérez (1–0)Proctor (1–3)45,40356–33
90July 9Braves1–4 (11)Sherrill (2–1)Stutes (3–1)Kimbrel (28)45,63756–34
91July 10Braves14–1Hamels (11–4)Lowe (5–7)45,85357–34
All-Star Break
92July 15@ Mets7–2Worley (5–1)Dickey (4–8)37,30458–34
93July 16@ Mets2–11Niese (9–7)Hamels (11–5)41,16658–35
94July 17@ Mets8–5Kendrick (5–4)Pelfrey (5–9)Bastardo (6)34,69559–35
95July 18@ Cubs1–6López (2–2)Halladay (11–4)38,18359–36
96July 19@ Cubs4–2Stutes (4–1)Marshall (5–4)Bastardo (7)38,85760–36
97July 20@ Cubs9–1Worley (6–1)Dempster (7–7)37,86461–36
98July 22Padres3–1Hamels (12–5)Luebke (3–4)Madson (16)45,38362–36
99July 23Padres8–6Stutes (5–1)Qualls (4–5)Madson (17)45,07263–36
100July 24Padres4–2Halladay (12–4)Stauffer (6–7)Bastardo (8)45,24164–36
101July 25Padres4–5Harang (9–2)Lee (9–7)Bell (29)45,64064–37
102July 26Giants7–2Worley (7–1)Zito (3–3)45,74065–37
103July 27Giants1–2Cain (9–6)Hamels (12–6)Wilson (32)45,80065–38
104July 28Giants1–4Lincecum (9–8)Kendrick (5–5)Wilson (33)45,64665–39
105July 29Pirates10–3Halladay (13–4)Morton (8–6)45,59966–39
106July 30Pirates7–4Lee (10–7)McDonald (7–5)Madson (18)45,73767–39
107July 31Pirates6–5 (10)Bastardo (4–0)Watson (0–2)45,80968–39
August (18–7) – home (5–4) – road (12–3)
108August 1@ Rockies4–3 (10)Bastardo (5–0)Brothers (1–2)Madson (19)39,33069–39
109August 2@ Rockies5–0Kendrick (6–5)Cook (2–6)39,12870–39
110August 3@ Rockies8–6Halladay (14–4)Hammel (6–11)Lidge (1)39,40471–39
111August 4@ Giants3–0Lee (11–7)Bumgarner (6–11)42,01372–39
112August 5@ Giants9–2Worley (8–1)Sánchez (4–6)42,16573–39
113August 6@ Giants2–1Hamels (13–6)Cain (9–8)42,18374–39
114August 7@ Giants1–3Lincecum (10–9)Oswalt (4–7)Wilson (34)42,36674–40
115August 8@ Dodgers5–3Halladay (15–4)Kuroda (7–14)Madson (20)35,38075–40
116August 9@ Dodgers2–1Lee (12–7)Lilly (7–12)Madson (21)46,54776–40
117August 10@ Dodgers9–8Kendrick (7–5)Hawksworth (2–3)Madson (22)41,80777–40
118August 12Nationals2–4Hernández (7–11)Hamels (13–7)Storen (31)45,76277–41
119August 13Nationals11–3Oswalt (5–7)Lannan (8–8)45,57078–41
August 14NationalsPostponed (rain); Makeup: September 20
120August 16Diamondbacks2–3Shaw (1–0)Halladay (15–5)Putz (30)45,74278–42
121August 17Diamondbacks9–2Lee (13–7)Saunders (8–10)45,89479–42
122August 18Diamondbacks4–1Herndon (1–2)Kennedy (15–4)Madson (23)45,63380–42
123August 19@ Nationals4–8Coffey (4–1)Madson (3–2)37,84180–43
124August 20@ Nationals5–0Oswalt (6–7)Lannan (8–9)44,68581–43
125August 21@ Nationals4–5 (10)Burnett (4–5)Lidge (0–1)41,72781–44
126August 22Mets10–0Lee (14–7)Gee (11–5)45,78382–44
127August 23Mets9–4Worley (9–1)Niese (11–11)45,77083–44
128August 24Mets4–7Pelfrey (7–10)Kendrick (7–6)Parnell (1)45,68983–45
129August 26Marlins5–6Hensley (2–5)Oswalt (6–8)Cishek (3)45,52383–46
August 27MarlinsPostponed (Hurricane Irene); Makeup: September 15
August 28MarlinsPostponed (Hurricane Irene); Makeup: September 15
130August 29@ Reds3–2Bastardo (6–0)Bailey (7–6)Madson (24)21,36084–46
131August 30@ Reds9–0Halladay (16–5)Arroyo (8–11)19,31785–46
132August 31@ Reds3–0Lee (15–7)Willis (0–4)Madson (25)18,56786–46
September (16–14) – home (6–7) – road (10–7)
133September 1@ Reds6–4Worley (10–1)Leake (11–9)Madson (26)21,43887–46
134September 2@ Marlins5–3Oswalt (7–8)Hand (1–5)Madson (27)21,65988–46
135September 3@ Marlins4–8Mujica (9–5)Bastardo (6–1)25,33388–47
136September 4@ Marlins4–5 (14)Hensley (3–6)Herndon (1–3)21,23488–48
137September 5Braves9–0Lee (16–7)Lowe (9–13)45,26789–48
138September 6Braves6–3Worley (11–1)Hudson (14–9)Madson (28)44,78190–48
139September 7Braves3–2Madson (4–2)Moylan (1–1)44,87091–48
140September 8@ Brewers7–2Hamels (14–7)Narveson (10–7)41,64692–48
141September 9@ Brewers5–3Halladay (17–5)Marcum (12–6)Madson (29)43,28393–48
142September 10@ Brewers3–2 (10)Stutes (6–1)Hawkins (1–1)Madson (30)42,96794–48
143September 11@ Brewers2–3Gallardo (16–10)Worley (11–2)Axford (42)42,38894–49
144September 12@ Astros1–5Myers (5–13)Oswalt (7–9)22,23194–50
145September 13@ Astros2–5Happ (6–15)Hamels (14–8)24,30294–51
146September 14@ Astros1–0Halladay (18–5)Norris (6–10)20,02795–51
147September 15Marlins3–1Kendrick (8–6)Sánchez (8–8)Madson (31)44,21696–51
148September 15Marlins2–1 (10)Schwimer (1–0)Badenhop (2–2)44,95097–51
149September 16Cardinals2–4 (11)McClellan (12–6)Schwimer (1–1)Salas (24)45,57297–52
150September 17Cardinals9–2Oswalt (8–9)Westbrook (12–9)45,47098–52
151September 18Cardinals0–5Carpenter (10–9)Hamels (14–9)45,06398–53
152September 19Cardinals3–4Lohse (14–8)Halladay (18–6)Dotel (3)45,04898–54
153September 20Nationals3–4 (10)Gorzelanny (4–6)Stutes (6–2)Storen (39)44,26398–55
154September 20Nationals0–3Detwiler (3–5)Lee (16–8)Storen (40)45,40898–56
155September 21Nationals5–7Lannan (10–13)Worley (11–3)Rodríguez (1)45,08398–57
156September 22Nationals1–6Peacock (2–0)Oswalt (8–10)45,06498–58
157September 23@ MetsPostponed (rain); Makeup: September 24 as part of a Doubleheader
157September 24@ Mets1–2Parnell (4–6)Lidge (0–2)Acosta (3)33,96198–59
158September 24@ Mets3–6Gee (13–6)Herndon (1–4)Acosta (4)32,43798–60
159September 25@ Mets9–4Halladay (19–6)Pelfrey (7–13)32,79699–60
160September 26@ Braves4–2Lee (17–8)Martínez (1–3)Madson (32)42,597100–60
161September 27@ Braves7–1Oswalt (9–10)Lowe (9–17)38,663101–60
162September 28@ Braves4–3 (13)De Fratus(1–0)Linebrink (4–4)Herndon (1)45,350102–60
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  • Bold: Phillies team member

Postseason Game Log

2011 Postseason Game Log
NLDS: 2–3
1October 1Cardinals11–6Roy Halladay (1–0)Kyle Lohse (0–1)1–0
2October 2Cardinals4–5Octavio Dotel (1–0)Cliff Lee (0–1)Jason Motte (1)1–1
3October 4@ Cardinals3–2Cole Hamels (1–0)Jaime Garcia (0–1)Ryan Madson (1)2–1
4October 5@ Cardinals3–5Edwin Jackson (1–0)Roy Oswalt (0–1)Jason Motte (2)2–2
5October 7Cardinals0–1Chris Carpenter (1–0)Roy Halladay (1–1)2–3


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
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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

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. First baseman Ryan Howard suffered a torn Achilles tendon, that would forced him to miss some time for the 2012 season.

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

1October 1St. Louis Cardinals – 6, Philadelphia Phillies – 11Citizens Bank Park2:5546,480[26] 
2October 2St. Louis Cardinals – 5, Philadelphia Phillies – 4Citizens Bank Park3:2246,575[27] 
3October 4Philadelphia Phillies – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 2Busch Stadium3:1346,914[28] 
4October 5Philadelphia Phillies – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 5Busch Stadium2:3447,071[29] 
5October 7St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Philadelphia Phillies – 0Citizens Bank Park2:2946,530[30]


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

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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