Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Chance to Clinch Sunday

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  Werth May Be Playing His Final Regular Season Home Game on Sunday for Phils

Remember in 2007, when the season went down to the last game of the regular season with the Phillies winning the NL East Crown at home? It could be the same scenario on Sunday at Citizen’s Bank, as the Phillies lost on Saturday night against the Mets, and the Braves won during the day and beat the Nationals. The ‘magic number’ is still at 2, which means the Phillies must win tomorrow, and the Braves lose for the Phils to win the NL East Crown at home.

I still remember the atmosphere in 2007 at the ballpark, it was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been at. To say it was ‘electric’ would be an understatement.

The Phillies could have put themselves in a position to win at home with just a win, but now that they lost on Saturday night- the only way they clinch at home is Braves lose, and Phils win for Sunday. The Braves of course are playing the Nationals.

The loss ended the longest winning streak of the year for the Phillies. They won 11 in a row on this torrid pace that they’ve set in September already. The team is at 19-4 for the month, and it looks like only one more win will put the Phillies into one of their best single month record ever recorded.

The game tonight had a minor blip on the Mets vs. Phillies radar. A slide into second base by Chase Utley in game 1 of the series on Friday night wasn’t appreciated by some Mets, and though they didn’t try to deck Utley, some Mets players made it known that they didn’t care for it.

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  Geoff Jenkins joined Chris Wheeler and Tom McCarthy last night in the booth



Cole Hamels will have a chance to give the Phillies a win on Sunday and with a Braves loss, give the Phillies their 4th straight Division title. Hamels’ has been pitching great for several starts now, and he’s going to close out the regular season out at home for the Phillies at 1:35 PM on Sunday. There will be six more games remaining on the schedule, the Phils will travel to Washington and then Atlanta to finish up the regular season.

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