For the third straight year, the Phillies have a chance to clinch the NL East at home. That’s never happened before in team history.
Sold out Citizens Bank Park will be jumping tonight as it turns into rally towel city. Passionate Phillies fans certainly left their mark at this time last year and throughout the entire postseason. While tonight is a sellout, there are tickets available for the next three nights.
Tough road trip (5-5) left the Phillies with baseball’s best road record (48-33) and the NL’s most home runs (116). The wins match the club record set in 1976.
While some of the players struggled on offense on the trip, the Big Piece didn’t. Ryan had 16 hits (5 homers) and 19 RBI in 10 games. He’s certainly become Mr. September (.313, 43 homers, 104 RBI…..all that BEFORE this year).
After a tough start at home, the Phillies have gone 29-10 since July 3. They’ve won 7 of their last 8 at Citizens Bank Park, including the last 5. Houston swept the Phils in four games earlier this month so it is time for revenge.
Before everyone gets too giddy, focus needs to be on tonight. One game at a time.
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