Originally posted September 29, 2007:
That’s right, the Phils have just captured the Eastern Division flag of the National League with a 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals while the Florida Marlins, obviously woken up by that bench clearing fight yesterday afternoon, defeated the New York ‘Chokes’ Mets, 8-1. Jamie Moyer, who step up, unlike Adam Eaton, pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up only 1 run, unearned, while Jimmy Rollins, who should be the MVP, unless the baseball writers are real jerks, scored a run in the first inning with a single, two steals and coming in on a sacrifice fly, while knocking in a run of his own in the sixth with a triple, making him a member of the very exclusive 20-20-20-20 club (stolen bases, doubles, triples and home runs), while Ryan Howard knocked in what turned out to be the game winners with a two run single in the third inning with the bases loaded and one out and later hitting a home run, number 47, which was a monster of a shot into the right field upper desk, giving him the RBI lead (I hope he can hold on and win it.). Charlie Manuel should be this year’s manager of the year, considering the mostly lousy pitching staff he was given this year by the management, and with the number of injuries that hit the team (20 people placed on the disable list). So, the Phils are finally in the playoffs after 14 years of choking and losing and just plainly blowing it, while the New York Mets, the team that everyone expected to be in the playoffs as the division champs, choked at the end.
Nelson: Ha Ha, New York choked.
Oh, guess what people. The Ghosts of ’64 has been put to rest!!!! And, I’m sure the Cubs fans are all thinking that the Ghosts of ’69 has been put to bed for them, since it was because of their team collapse that year that allowed the Miracle Mets of ’69 to get into the post season for that season while the present team has won the Central Division on Friday.
Now, to just wait for their opponent for the Divisional Playoffs.
Edit: I’d just discovered that this was the first time the Fightin’s have won a Regular Season Championship of any kind at home. SWEET!!!!!
Originally posted September 27, 2007:
Good god, hell must be freezing over tonight because the unthinkable has just happened. The Phils are now leading the National League East. Let me repeat that. The Phils are now leading the National League East!!!! The Phils behind now 15 games winner Cole Hamels have defeated the Washington Nationals tonight 6-0. Hamels pitched 8 shut-out innings while striking out 13 Nats and Ryan Howard has knocked in 2 of the 6 Phils runs with a 2 run homer, his 45th of the season. Meanwhile, in New York, the Mets are still in free fall as they lost to the Florida Marlins 7-4. Damn, this is the first time the Mets have been out of first place since May. Looks like Jimmy Rollins might have been right after all when he said that the Phils were the team to beat. You seems to have been right, MR. MVP! And now, the Magic Number to win the East is now 2! Oh boy, I can’t wait!!!! Oh, by the way, hey, NY, take that!!!!