On July 21, the Phillies lost to the Cardinals and were in the midst of a 4 game losing streak… and were just 2 games over .500.
They looked dead and I wondered if there was an Invasion of the Body Snatchers scenario happening in Philly.
They’ve played 40 games since then…and have gone 28-12… a .692 percentage.
Today they played and fell behind 7-3 late today… all the while the Braves had Tim Hudson pitching against the hapless Mets.
And Holy Greg Luzinski, they won, the Braves lost… and the 2 time Defending National League Champion (and 3 time defending Division Champ) are only 2 games back in the loss column to Atlanta… and THREE games behind the Cincinnati Reds for home field advantage throughout the post season.
And guess what? Brad Lidge is actually saving games (when he isn’t balking in runs) and the team is hitting. And oh yeah Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt are an awesome 1-2-3 punch.
The Padres are falling apart, the Reds can only beat bad teams, the Braves are beatable and the Giants can’t make the big run.
Is it just me, or are the Phillies positioning them to rampage through the National League?
Oh man, people are going to HATE the East Coast bias of this post season… but they are just playing like a better team now.
I guess the Phillies are out of their pods.