The Phillies may have lost Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, but thanks to yet another loss by the Atlanta Braves the Phillies Magic Number to clinch the division now sits at 6.
The Phillies magic number to clinch a postseason berth is now down to 1. The numbers are reduced with each Phillies victory and Atlanta Braves loss.
After a sweep of the Braves and taking three of four from the Brewers (with the Phillies far from full strength), the Phillies showed that their closest rivals aren’t really that close. With just a few weeks to go until the playoffs begin, the Phillies are poised to clinch early, allowing them to give their aces and position players some well earned rest before the postseason gets under way.
Come October 1, the march to another World Series trophy begins.
Keep track (and post some on-topic pics) in the PSC Phillies Magic Number thread here…