Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Phillies Take Lead

The Philadelphia Phillies have now taken the lead in the National League wild card race with last night's 10-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

The Phils are now leading the Mets, the Marlins, the Nationals, and the Astros in the close race. The rest of the Central division is pathetic, with Milwaukee languising in third place below .500 and, as is the West, where the Padres are in first place below .500.

Unfortunately, the Astros will probably take the lead and go to the playoffs, as the phillies, in the last century, have only sent good teams to the post-season, and this year's team has been mediocre. However, the team has become more exciting in recent weeks because of unexpected good pitching from Vincente Padilla, Robinson Tejeda, Jon Lieber, and Brett Myers, as well as the blossoming of rookie first baseman, Ryan Howard, who went 4-5 with 3 RBIs last night.


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