Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/31/12
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The Phillies barely walked out of their last series alive. Dropping the first two games of the last series with the Mets until September 17, the Phillies salvaged the finale under Kyle Kendrick yesterday and pulled out a win. Still seven games under .500, the Phillies have fallen back into inconsistent game play. Going 16-12 in August, the Phillies will close out the second to last month of the season while opening a three-game set with the Wild Card-leading Atlanta Braves. Although the Phillies' chances for a playoff run gets sleeker and sleeker by the day, it doesn't mean they can't ruin the Braves' chances to get a playoff spot. Tonight Roy Halladay (8-7, 3.88 ERA) will take on Mike Minor (7-10, 4.71 ERA) in the series opener in Atlanta. Roy Halladay is pitching better now than he was in the beginning of the season. Since coming back from the DL, Halladay is 4-2 with a 3.73 ERA. In his last start, a win against the Nationals, Doc went seven strong innings, only allowing two ru...
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