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Thursday, August 18, 2005
Phillies tie Houston in Wild Card race
Who are these guys and what have they done with the Phillies. Here is a recap by Marcus Hayes:
WHEN THE Phillies designed this team, this is how they envisioned wins coming against National League East foes: Veteran starter pitches well enough, top of the order gets on base, the 3-4-5 hitters drive them in once or twice, then the back of the bullpen shuts things down.
That's pretty much what happened in last night's 4-3 win over the Nationals, the game that, for the moment, has the Phillies tied atop the National League wild-card race.
Things are looking good but I have been following this team long enough not to get too excited. Two years ago I bought tickets for a playoff game when it looked like they would make it and got burned. Everyone talks about the Red Sox and Cubs not winning it all for so many years but remember the Phillies have only one World Series win in 120 years. They are playing well now but there is plenty of time for a collapse leaving the fans out in the cold once again.