HAPPy Days

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thank goodness for J.A. Happ, who pitched his third start for the Phillies last night in Atlanta and was stellar yet again. the Phillies scored four first inning runs and that was all they would need as Happ pitched six shut out innings, Chad Durbin and J.C. Romero pitched two shutout innings out of the bullpen, and Clay Condrey allowed just one run in the ninth inning to shut down the Braves...again. Stonecold Steve Austin, I mean Matt Stairs belted a solo shot in the ninth inning for his first homerun with the Phillies.

The chances that the Phillies advance to the post season increased slightly with the win. The magic number for the Phillies is now 11 for the NL East crown. The Mets and Brewers both won last night so the Phillies still have the one game buffer for the Wild Card if needed.

The Mets held on to a lead in the ninth despite allowing two runs. I can't imagine what was going through the heads of Mets fans (and players) during that final inning.

I'm feeling good people. Real good.

Cole Hamels tonight against the Braves as the Phillies will try to do something very unusual in baseball. Sweep a team in their home stadium three times in a season.

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