Tuesday, September 16, 2008
12 Games Remain
Holy crap, it's the middle of September already. I remember anxiously awaiting the first pitch of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies season back on a cold day in March, and yet here we are with only 12 games remaining on the schedule and the Phils in the thick of the NL playoff picture. Things didn't always look so good for the Phightins though, but thanks to some recent events they're sitting pretty.
*Phils sweep Brewers in 4 games, with manager Ned Yost getting axed afterward. I truly believe that WSBGM's played a small role in this firing.
*Mets are once again on the way to becoming the MLB laughingstock as they're on the verge of a second straight September swoon that plays them right out of the playoffs.
*Hurricane knocks the hottest team in baseball out of their hometown right into a "neutral site" in Milwaukee and the Astros end up being beaten into submission by the Cubs.
*Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, and Jayson Werth are kick starting the offense while the pitching continues to hold up their end of the deal.
*Jamie Moyer (14-7, 3.68) and the Phils take on rookie James Parr (1-0, 0.00 in 2 starts) and the Braves in Atlanta.
*Mike Pelfrey (13-9, 3.77) and the Mets face Odalis Perez (6-10, 4.48) and the Nationals in Washington.
*CC Sabathia (15-8, 2.81) and the Brewers square off against Ryan Dempster (15-6, 3.02) and the Cubs in Chicago.