Thursday, August 30, 2007

Phillies Up Playoff Chances

The Phillies just beat the Mets in the first three games of a four game series. Now who would have thought that last week when it seemed they might crash and burn. Jimmy Rollins (left) hit a lead-off homer off Oliver Perez and Pat Burrell followed up two batters later and he served up his own shot. That made it 2-1 in the first inning and it looked to be another high-scoring game but that didn't happen. Burrell got the go-ahead RBI in the 5th when he hit a sacrifice fly. Myers got the save and Jamie Moyer got the win. The last play of the game was intresting because former Phillie Marlon Anderson slid into Tadahito Iguchi and pushed him down so he couldn' throw to first the double play. The second base umpire called it interference and it was important because the tieing run was on third. The final score was 3-2. It was defintely a satisfying victory for the Phils as they edged within 3 games of the NL East-leading Mets. The Padres, the front-runner in the wild card race, beat the D-backs again last night so the Phils are still 3 games behind them.

I can already hear the fans at Citizen's Bank Park chanting "sweep, sweep". If the Phils do beat the Mets again that would put them two games behind the Mets and prime position to make to the promised land once again.


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