There it is, the Phillies’ Magic Number is ZERO! They have clinched the NL East!
They clinched it the earliest in franchise history with 13 games left to play (six games sooner than the previous record.) This was win 98…if they win 2 more of the next 12 games, it will only be the third time in franchise history where they have won a hundred games or more in a season.
I saw this “front page” on Philly.com’s sports page and the only think I could hear in my head was Green Day’s “Wake Me Up, When September Ends”. It’s been running through my head all day.
How amazing was their win last night? Just think, for Joe Savery, Justin DeFratus, Brandon Moss, Erik Kratz and Dominic Brown, they hadn’t even been with the team for twenty four hours!
What struck me is that they are the team with the most losses in a franchises’ history, yet here they are back-to-back-to-back-to-back, or FIVE TIME NL EAST CHAMPIONS!