The Atlanta Braves are 8.5 games behind the Phillies in the National League East, and Chipper Jones says that’s no fluke.”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,” Jones said over the weekend.
After taking three out of four games against the Giants this weekend, the Phillies sit 34 games above .500 at 74-40.
They are on pace to win 105 games, which is well above the 87 that the Yankees won in 2000, but below the 114 the Yanks won at the peak of their powers in 1998.
Despite trailing the Phillies by a huge margin, the Braves have the second-best record in the National League.
In addition, the Braves are 6-6 against the Phillies so far this season.
So maybe Chipper is playing some mind games here.
The quote was picked up by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, who passed it to Phillies blogger Todd Zolecki.
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