The Phillies are now tied with the Brewers for the lead in the NL Wild Card race. And the Mets lost today, so they also pull within 1 game of the Division lead. Brett Myers was unbelievable again today, pitching a complete game and surrendering only 1 home run to Prince Fielder. Fielder was bound to accidentally run into a homer…the man is like a Mac Truck; hard for him not to run into things like that. That home run was 1 of only TWO hits Myers allowed all 9 innings. Can we clone him and have Myers #’s 2, 3, 4 & 5 pitch every game? Wow.
So get out your fancy shoes and do the Happy Dance! The only way the Phillies were going to have a shot at the postseason was by doing exactly what they just did – sweep the Brewers. The offense has managed to piece itself back together and yes, Pat Burrell IS back like I said earlier today…he hit a monster home run tonight, drew a walk and scored 2 runs. Jimmy Rollins, back to 07 MVP shape, was on base every time he stepped to the plate: 2 hits, 3 walks and 2 RBI. Victorino came charging back as well as he went 4 for 4!
And the Mets have now lost 2 of their last 3, right at the same point at which they collapsed last year. Ghosts of a season past are creeping in on them…how will they handle the pressure? We are all hoping they choke like a midget trying to swallow a watermelon whole J 12 games to go… Keep on dancing J
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