Sep 132011

Phillies magic number 5The Phillies are now on a two-game losing streak, but that doesn’t mean their magic number isn’t shrinking.  Thanks to the worthless Atlanta Braves, who continue to lose,  the Phillies Magic Number to clinch the division is now down to 5.

The Phillies magic number to clinch a postseason berth remains at 1.

The Phillies will look to right the ship Tuesday as they face their second former starter in a row, this time lefty JA Happ.  Happ is actually the third former starter the Phils have faced in the past four games, which includes Monday’s loss to Brett Myers and Saturday’s victory over Randy Wolf and the Brewers.

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