I think the song goes….
“One, is the loneliest number…”
But today one is the magic number for my Phightin Phillies. Once again they hold their own destiny in their hands. And the best part about it is, Fox wants the whole nation to see it on national television. That’s right, the game is moved up from its original start time of 7:05. The Phillies v The Nats will be on Fox at 3:55 Eastern time.
And with the Mets losing last night all the Phillies have to do is win today. A win today means they can rest Cole “Minor” Hamels tomorrow and have him ready for game one of the NLDS. I know this pitching staff has not been the strongest, but I do have faith that they can get 3 wins out of that series. This is the year. Philly sports are back!!!
With the win last night, the Phillies have 90 wins, something they haven’t done since 1993. And coincidentally that is the same year they went to the World Series. Lucky for them, there is no more Joe Carter and Brad Lidge is nothing like Wild Thing Mitch Williams. Actually, Lidge may be the complete opposite of Williams. Bullpens win ball games!