Sep 162011

Phillies magic number 2With Thursday’s doubleheader sweep of the Florida Marlins, the Phillies magic number to clinch the National League East is now two.

The number is reduced with each Phillies victory and Atlanta Braves loss.  With the Phillies and Braves both playing tonight, the division could be clinched before midnight.

The good guys have already quietly assured themselves of a spot in the playoffs, but they now seek not only a division title but home field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. And thanks to the NL’s All-Star Game victory, if/when the Phillies make it to the World Series, they’ll have home field advantage there as well.

Keep track of the countdown (and post some fun on-topic pics) in the PSC Phillies Magic Number countdown thread here…