There's nothing better than July baseball with two top teams going at it to establish themselves as the division leader before the All Star break. That is just what's going on down in Philadelphia this afternoon as the Phillies look to sweep the NY Mets at home today.
The first two wins were very impressive. The Phillies seemed to have pulled it all together and brought their losing streak to an abrupt halt just that fast. It was suggested by another prominent Phillies blog to go to barbeques instead of watch the Phillies this weekend, this was just plain bad advice if you're a true baseball fan. Of course the fact that the Phillies are again on a winning streak doesn't hurt matters either.
The Phils are poised to do something they haven't done since June 1-3 2009 and that is a sweep. They last swept the San Diego Padres out west to start off June and now they look to do the same to the Mets in early July. Joe Blanton gets the ball for the Phillies and he'll face the tough Johan Santana for the Mets.