Mets win, no sweat.
Brewers win, who cares.
Phils win, all that matters.
As long as the Phillies continue to win, it doesn't matter what the other teams vying for the postseason in the National League do. The Phillies have the almighty half game lead on the Mets for the NL East and a 1 game margin over the Brewers for the NL Wild Card. Those standings are tight enough to make me break out in a fit of claustrophobia, but the fact remains that the Phils are looking at their second straight playoff berth. 10 games to go, I can't wait to see what happens...
Cole Hamels and the Phils look to sweep the Braves for the third time this season in Atlanta with brittle Mike Hampton going for the Braves.
*Image courtesy of Sports Propaganda.
Mets- Johan Santana vs. Nationals- Cy Redding.
Brewers- David Bush vs. Cubs- Rich Harden.
*In the biggest game of JA Happ's life he pitches 6 quality innings and picks up his first MLB win. Nice!
*Jayson Werth swiped his 18th bag of the season and is 2 short of a 20/20 (homerun/stolen base) season. Not bad for a guy considered nothing more than a platoon outfielder at the beginning of the year.
*Ryan Howard must be chugging the Powerade by the gallon, because the man is an absolute beast in September and has managed to wiggle his way into serious MVP consideration.