Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 9/10/12
The Phillies won today. In fact, they won twice. In fact, they swept the series with the Rockies. In fact, they've won 7 of 9. They're just six games behind St. Louis for a playoff spot, and suddenly, instead of four teams between them, it's just two. Now look, calm yourself now. The Phillies are 69-71. The team they just swept, Colorado, is awful. Like, one game from eliminated (so in the next 48 hours), last place, 83 loss awful. The Phillies are still a very busted up, injury-prone group, and they don't have a starting pitcher on the roster right now to go on Thursday. That six game deficit is with 22 games to go, and that's not much time. If the Phillies go 16-6, which is tough, the Cardinals can't go better than 10-12. In fact, 16 wins only gets them to 85. But go ahead and dream, seriously. Three with Miami, four with Houston, three with the Mets, before they see another team with a winning record. The last twelve games, against Atlanta, Washington, Miami, and Washington, ma...
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