Take your best-case scenario last Thursday and, well, it couldn't have played out much better for the Phillies. After the final out of Brett Myers' two-hit masterpiece on Sunday night, the Phillies found themselves tied with Milwaukee for the lead in the National League Wild Card race, and just one game back of the New York Mets, who fell to the Atlanta Braves after yet another Mets bullpen meltdown.
Suddenly South Philly doesn't smell so funny anymore. The path to the playoffs is now clear. It's there. Correction: TWO paths to the playoffs.
Burrell appears to be emerging from his slump. Utley's hitting nicely. Rollins and Howard have been excellent lately. Myers, Hamels, Moyer... no complaints there.
This is good. I'm guardedly optimistic.
They can do this.