Phils Win, Mets Lose…Race Tightens!

13 09 2008

by Michael DeLuca

The Philadelphia Phillies just polished off a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.  Almost simultaneously, the Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 3-2, once again blowing a Johan Santana lead, in game one of their double header.  The Mets lead is now down to just 2 games in the NL East.  The Phillies also trail the Brewers by just two games in the Wild Card Standings. 

The Phillies struck early as Chase Utley doubled to the gap in right scoring Jimmy Rollins in the first inning. Jason Werth, batting in the three hole, singled to right scoring Utley on the play. Ryan Howard walked and Shane Victorino singled to left, scoring Werth and giving the Phillies a 3-0 lead. The Phils weren’t done there, as both Rollins and Utley crossed the plate in the 2nd inning on a Ryan Howard single to center field making the score 5-0. Cole Hamels threw 113 pitches in 6 1/3 innings. Brad Lidge closed out the game, despite it not being a save situation, with a scoreless ninth. The Phillies have a double header tomorrow against the Brew Crew and with some luck could be tied for the Wild Card by day’s end.

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15 09 2008
datzrightdude

in the words of Borat: “very nice”!
There was an inquirer article today about how it seems like the mets are failing to cling on to their lead- just like last year!!!
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20080915_Jim_Salisbury__Feeling_like_2007_all_over_again.html

15 09 2008
datzrightdude

FYI you spelled milwaukee wrong in this article dude

15 09 2008
Michael DeLuca

Yup, I missed the w. Made the correction, thanks.

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