With every passing day, and every Phillies win coupled with a Marlins loss, the playoffs seem more a reality. Last night Hollywood Hamels pitched well, and the offense scored enough to notch victory 80 on the season. Now 23 games remain, with a 6 game lead in the NL East. Today's game is on FOX, with Grand Pappy Moyer taking the hill for the Phightins, as the Metrosexuals will be countering with big-tounged Mike Pelfrey. Cant' wait for pointless ramblings from Jeanne Zolasko.
If the title to this post was misleading, I apologize. Perhaps you were picturing...
*Add Andrew Carpenter to the list of call-ups in September. He joins Sergio Escalona, Kyle Kendrick (likely tomorrow's day game starter), Jack Taschner, John Mayberry Jr., Andy Tracy, Paul Hoover, as well as the activating of Brett Myers from the DL.
*The Phillies started the season an atrocious 13-22 (.371) at home, but are a stellar 24-9 (.727) since, and are now 37-31 overall (.544).
*The Phillies have a run differential of +94, and their likelihood of reaching the playoffs is 95.7%.
*Shane Victorino is currently tied with fellow speedster Michael Bourn for the NL lead in triples with 11.
*Despite Ryan Howard's improved defense, he still leads NL 1st basemen with 12 errors.