Chipper Jones hit his second career pinch-homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Phils 10-4 Wednesday night in the 215.
Then the Cubbies beat the New York Mets 9-6 in 10 innings, reducing the Phillies’ magic number for clinching their second straight division title to three. Three friggin’ wins, come on fellas.
The Phillies remain 1½ games ahead of the Mets. They will finish the regular season with a three-game series against the last-place Washington Nationals, starting Friday and look to capitalize.
Brew Crew Lost. Mets lost to the Nats. Another thriller for the Phils over the Braves. VICTORY and First Place. Ahh so sweet. Take a look for yourself.
Kyle Kendrick allowed just two runs over 6 2/3 innings and the Phillies rolled to an 8-4 victory that finished off a three-game sweep of the dreadful Washington Nationals. Led by homers from Jasyon Werth and Jimmy Rollins the Phils also took over first place in the NL East with the win as the Marlins also beat the Mets.
The win makes it 5 in a row for the hot-hitting Phils. Lets see if they can keep it up as they stroll into Albert Pujols territory for a weekend series.
Tonight: 8:15 PM from Busch Stadium in St. Louis. LHP Cole Hamels (9-6, 3.27) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (12-3, 3.68).
Welp Skipper Charlie Manager said Tuesday that Brett Myers will start on Opening Day.
If I remember correctly Brett was the opening day starter last year as well before being moved to the bullpen.
“We’re trying to set up our rotation the way we want. I did talk to Hamels; I felt like I should talk to him and he seemed like he definitely was OK with it,” Manuel said. “I told him he was our No. 1 last year and he had a big year, but that’s the way we wanted our rotation to line up.”
The Phil’s exhibition match against the Florida State Seminoles was rained out last night, but they start Grapefruit League play this afternoon at 1:05 as the take on the “The (39 year old) Kid” Ken Griffey and the Cincinnati Reds. Jamie Moyer will get the nod.
Should be a relaxing afternoon in the office. Might hit up Wawa and pick some nice chow to kick back with as I listen to the game (available on 1210 AM).
Interesting fact: Myers threw the first and the last pitch of the regular season at Citizens Bank Park in 2007 against Washington.