I couldn’t help but smile to see that the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Mets 13 to 8 on July 18, 2003. Coming out of the All Star Break, the Phillies broke open the game in the first three innings to score 11 runs and put the Mets out of the game. This game marked the 7th consecutive victory over the Mets at Citi Field. The Phillies are currently in second place in the NL East and 6 1/2 games behind Atlanta for first place in their division. Dominic Brown has had his way with Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner. In his career, Brown is 6 for 6 with two homers, a double and seven RBIs.
I’m happy to see the Phillies playing so well and hope they continue to win going into the end of the season. Baseball games seem to get tighter as the season progresses, and after the all star break, teams are more hungry to play better and turn around their seasons.
I am hopeful the Phillies will make the playoffs because who wouldn’t want to see their favorite team play a longer season? The playoff atmosphere is very exciting because every little thing matters so much more. For the Phillies, they need to consider each game they play from here on out as playoff ball. 6 1/2 games out of first place might not seem like a lot with a bunch of games to go, but you never know how that team ahead of you will play, or the team kicking right at your heals.