The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 134th season of the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball franchise in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. The team finished with a record of 78-84 (a winning percentage of .481), placing third in standings for the National League East behind the Washington Nationals and New York Mets. Although the Phillies missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, the 2017 team finished with the best record since 2012.
The season opened on April 3, 2017, when the Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds away on Opening Day. The team played near .500 ball throughout April, before falling under .500 by May. The Phillies played better in June, nearly reaching the .500 mark again but falling just short. In July, the team went above .500 for the first time since early April, but this was short-lived. The Phillies struggled in August, and then played near .500 ball in September, finishing with a record of 78-84.