David Herndon and Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies congratulate...

David Herndon and Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies congratulate each other after beating the New York Mets 10-0 at Citizens Bank Park. (Aug. 22, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

The Mets and Phillies have been on very different paths since Sept. 12, 2007, when the defending NL East champs had a seven-game lead over Philadelphia with 17 games to play. Here’s what has happened since then:

YEARRECORDGB OF PHILS
200788-741.0
200889-733.0
200970-9223.0
201079-8318.0
201161-6822.5
METS304-328 (.481)