For only the 3rd time in franchise history, the Phillies have reached 100 wins for the season. They beat the Braves by a score of 4-2 on Monday night and Cliff Lee earned the win.
The Phillies strung together 10 hits against a Braves team desperate to make the playoffs. They are still one game ahead of the Cardinals in the Wild Card race. But the Phillies could spoil all the fun. While the Phils have already won the division, there is still the franchise record of 101 wins out there to tie or beat.
So the Phillies are not going to, nor should they, go easy on the Braves. Raul Ibanez stepped up last night with 2 big RBI’s and several regulars had multi-hit games. And four players out of the bullpen also stepped up and held onto the lead. Game 2 is Tuesday night at 7:10pm.
Before the game, the Phillies went about their annual rookie hazing, dressing the young guys up in ridiculous outfits:
The back row is Trainer Ichiro Kitano, Erik Kratz, Joe Savery, Vance Worley, Michael Schwimer and Domonic Brown. The front row is Justin DeFratus, Michael Martinez and Michael Stutes.