Marlins 7, Phillies 6
Original Post (Made Obsolete): It got a little soggy, but Ryan Howard's 4-RBI night and Cole Hamels' pitching led the way to another Phillies victory tonight. With the win, the magic number to clinch the NL East drops to 4. Cole scattered eight hits and four runs over seven innings tonight for his 11th win. He also added two hits and knocked in what proved to be the game-winning run in the 6th inning.
Ryan Howard's 2-run double in the 3rd inning started the scoring for the Phils, and his 2-run home run in the 7th inning ended it. It was Ryan's 42nd homer of the year. Raul Ibañez added a 2-hit night, which included his 33th home run.
Updated Post (Reality): I can't believe I waited through a rain delay and stayed up late tonight to watch Brad Lidge blow his 11th save. He's one blown save shy of tying the franchise record of 12 blown saves set by Mark Leiter in 1998. Crap.