Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 9/10/12
Following last night's doubleheader sweep, the Phillies sit just six games behind in the NL Wild Card race. Entering tonight's game, they are tied with the Brewers in the standings, both sporting 69-71 records. If the Phillies can get a jump on the Marlins tonight, they could be as far as 5 games out of the Wild Card standings. With 22 games left in the season, there's no reason to give up yet. Kyle Kendrick (8-10, 3.96 ERA) will take on lefty Wade LeBlanc (2-3, 2.72 ERA) in tonight's series opener. Kyle Kendrick's last start didn't go exactly as planned. Headed into Tuesday's matchup against the Reds, Kendrick had won four straight decisions as well as posting a 1.23 ERA in as many starts. It was just one of those games where a single run made the difference. Kendrick tossed five scoreless innings before surrendering a two-run shot to Jay Bruce. Kendrick finished the game with six innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits while walking one and striking out three. He took the...
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