The Phillies enter the last week of the regular season in 2008 playing a similar caliber of baseball as they did in 2007 -- red-hot, more or less. Only this time, rather than being the hunter, they are the hunted. Both the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets are hoping for a Philadelphia Phold to open the door for their own postseason berths.
The Phillies, on the other hand, are in the peculiar (for them!) position of having to hold down the fort and just win their games in order to guarantee a place in the postseason. The Phillies current magic number for a playoff berth is 4; for the division title, 6. Some help would be great (I'm looking at YOU, Cubbies!), but not essential.
Tonight we get a rematch of last week's John Jacob Jingerheimer Matchup, as young lefty JA Happ hopes to repeat his performance in Atlanta versus Jair Jurrjens, who would much rather forget last week.
Just win, Phillies.
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