Monday, August 27, 2007
So the Phillies sit six games behind the Mets for the N.L. East, a game ahead of the Braves, who have thankfully been just as bad as the Phillies. Strike that: worse. I thought the Braves decision to bring Mark Teixeira on the roster was a bold stroke that was going to guarantee the Braves a berth in the post-season? Well, the Braves have lost eight of their last eleven games and dropped three of four to the Cincinnati Reds and two of three to the St. Louis Cardinals. That’s pretty bad, folks.
Meanwhile, the Phillies sit three out of the wildcard, behind the Padres. Had the Phillies won some of these games, they'd be sitting in a better position for the playoffs. A much better position for the playoffs. Now the Phillies have a four-game set with the Mets. The good news is that Chase Utley returns to the Phillies lineup tonight. Utley is back and the Phillies get a chance to make up some ground on the Mets.
The bad news is that Cole Hamels' injury really has the Phillies hamstrung. Tuesday's starter has yet to be determined and the Phillies send J.D. Durbin to the mound tonight. If the Mets manage to take three or four games from the Phillies, the N.L. East race might be effectively over.
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