Sep 172011
 
Phillies 2011 Magic Number Countdown: 1

The bad news:  the Phillies lost 4-2 to the St Louis Cardinals in extra innings Friday night. The good news:  the usually hapless Mets whipped the Braves 12-2 Friday night.  That means the Phillies magic number to clinch the division is now down to one.  Each Phillies victory or Braves loss reduces the number, so the [More…]

Sep 162011
 
Phillies 2011 Magic Number Countdown: 2

With 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 [More…]

Sep 152011
 
Phillies 2011 Magic Number Countdown: 3

The Phillies have already ho-hummed their way into the 2011 postseason, but despite guaranteeing  a spot in the playoffs there’s still meaningful baseball left be played this regular season. That’s because the National League East is still technically up for grabs. With today’s victory over the Florida Marlins, the Phils have moved one game closer, [More…]

Sep 142011
 
Phillies 2011 Magic Number Countdown: 4; Clinch playoff spot

Thanks to another dominant performance by Roy Halladay, the Phillies have officially locked up at least the National League Wild Card and are guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. The win over Houston Wednesday also brings the Phillies magic number to clinch the NL East down to 4.  The Braves already played and won today so the number [More…]

Sep 132011
 
Phillies 2011 Magic Number Countdown: 5

The 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 [More…]

Sep 122011
 
Phillies 2011 Magic Number Countdown: 6

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 [More…]