With a 7-1 win over the Braves on Tuesday night, the Phillies tied the franchise record for wins in a season with 101. The Phillies also reached 101 in 1976 and 1977.
There was a lot of good news in this game, besides the win. Roy Oswalt looked playoff ready on the mound. He pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits.
Chase Utley appears to be finding his swing again; he started the game with a solo homer in the 1st. And Jimmy Rollins has now hit home runs in back-to-back games. Hunter Pence also had a big night with 3 RBI.
In the bullpen, one major relief was seeing Antonio Bastardo get back on the horse after a bunch of bad outings. He pitched a scoreless inning and looked convincing doing it. Another interesting note is that rookie Joe Savery also pitched a scoreless inning and has looked very sharp his last few times out. This is significant because he is also a lefty and could be called upon in the playoffs if Bastardo loses his stuff again.
The final regular season game for the Phillies is tonight at 7:10pm. The Phils will have a shot at breaking the franchise record in wins and also dashing the playoff hopes for the Braves. Go Phillies!
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