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And, on the forty-third day of the longest season, the Phillies rested.

It came to your attention that your Warriors woke up Thursday with the best record (26-12) in all of Major League Baseball, on the break to start their weekend series against the Marlins at Loan Depot Park.

To put a finer point on it, they clearly accomplished their spring training goal of starting so quickly.

Comments from Rob Thompson after Saturday night’s two touchdown-to-field-goal win over the Giants. There was no response to a specific question. It was almost an outlandish comment as if he were thinking out loud.

“We have to stay humble,” the manager said.

With that in mind, before the Phillies ended their winning streak in seven games Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park with a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays, Thompson was asked if the Antennas were overconfident. .

“Absolutely,” he said. “If you think you’re better than what this game is, you’re in a hurry. We have a good club. But we have to keep grinding, keep playing, keep being ourselves.”

In that spirit, here are some helpful reminders that the 2024 season is just starting to heat up. More than three-quarters of the schedule remains. That’ll get you a D’Nick’s roast pork sandwich at Reading Terminal Market, along with $11 at Baseball Record on May 9.

So that Booth doesn’t become a killer. Only numbers that highlight Thomson’s practicality.

On this day in baseball history, for the past four full seasons, here are the teams that have been ranked No. 1 overall and finished — the last World Series winner and the overall spot at the same time.

Spoiler alert. They all made the postseason. No one has advanced to the World Series, much less won.

May 9, 2019 — Minnesota Twins, 23-12 (.657)

  • The rest of the way: 78-49 (.614).
  • Finished first in the AL Central, losing in the division series
  • Hoisted the Cup: Nationals, May 9: 15-22 (.405), 26Th (close)

May 9, 2021 – Boston Red Sox, 22-13 (.629)

  • The rest of the way: 71-57 (.555).
  • Finished second in L East; Lost in the LCS
  • Raised the trophy: Braves, May 9: 14-16 (.467), 17Th

May 9, 2022 – Los Angeles Dodgers, 19-7 (.731)

  • The rest of the way: 92-44 (.676).
  • Completed 1St In the NL West, they lost the division series
  • Raised the trophy: Astros, May 9: 18-11 (.621), 7Th (close)

May 9, 2023 – Tampa Bay Rays, 29-7 (.806)

  • The rest of the way: 70-56 (.556).
  • Completed 2Th In the AL East, they lost in the wild card round
  • Raised the trophy: Rangers, on May 9: 21-13 (.618), 4Th

The last time the team with the best record went on to win it all was in 2018 when the Yankees and Red Sox met at 25-10 (.714). There’s no reason the Phillies can’t follow in those footsteps. This means they haven’t grasped anything yet. Including dethroning the Braves at the top of the NL East.

He leads the division by 2-games over a team that has won six straight seasons. They also had a surprisingly flexible early schedule. The Phillies haven’t played a team currently over .500 since opening the season with a series sweep of the Braves. Other than Atlanta, they have never faced a team with one of the top 10 records in baseball.

In addition to the Phillies, Atlanta has played the Dodgers, Indians, Red Sox, Mariners and Rangers — all winning teams. That imbalance will disappear over the next four and a half months.

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One last-day highlight: The Phillies’ 15-6 home win streak at Citizens Bank Park ended at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The back half of the schedule is loaded with road games, with 44 of 78 (56.4 percent) of the days outlined in white squares on your pocket schedule.

Once again, the Phillies have put themselves in a terrible position. But Thomson has been around long enough to know there are no guarantees in May. Even with a Marlins team that has the third-worst record in baseball, he understands that there can be a hobgoblin around any corner.

Now we go into Miami. Maybe there aren’t that many people in the ballpark. So you have to create your own energy within yourself. “And we have a good group of people who can do that. They bring it every day. So that’s the only thing for me.

“What’s happened at the end of the last two years (losing the ’22 World Series to Houston, losing to Arizona in the ’23 NLCS) is really encouraging for this team. I think the whole class is competitive and they feed off each other. These guys come to play every day. They’re tough and the same.” “They have fun. It’s a special group,” he said.

Exactly how special won’t be determined until October.

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