The Phillies last night beat the Braves for their seventh straight win, putting themselves a half game up on the Mets and further cementing their playoff status. They swept the Braves to go 9-for-9 on the season in Turner Field. There's nothing I love more than the silencing of those Tomahawk-chopping, not-selling-out-World-Series-game schmucks in Atlanta.
Everyone wanted them to go out and get a big-time starting pitcher- an A.J. Burnett, or Erik Bedard- but it turned out they had one all along in Brett Myers, who has been dominant since returning from the minors. (Bedard, meanwhile, is about to have surgery and may miss next year.) ESPN now gives the Phils a 91.8% chance of making the playoffs.Posted by Stephen Silver at September 19, 2008 03:38 PM