Phillies 4, Braves 2
Game 160 - Monday Night, September 26th in Atlanta
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies won their 100th game of the season as they fielded their regular line-up for just the sixth time since Hunter Pence was acquired in late July.
What It Means: For the third time in franchise history, the Phillies have won 100 games in a season. They won 101 in 1976 and 1977. With the Cardinals losing as well, the Braves maintained a very slim one-game lead in the National League Wild Card race.
What Went Right: Cliff Lee (17-8) performed well in his tune-up for a N.L.D.S. Game 2 start. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six in six innings pitched. Ryan Madson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 32nd save.
Jimmy Rollins tied up the ballgame, 2-2, with a solo line-drive home run in the fourth. It was his 15th homer of the year. Raul Ibanez gave the team the lead with an RBI-single in the sixth, driving home Shane Victorino. Ibanez and Victorino repeated the sequence in the eighth to give the Phils a 4-2 lead.
Featured Card: This is Lee's card from the 2011 Bowman Platinum set. I picked up a Phillies team set on the cheap from eBay, as I've never actually opened a pack of anything Platinum or Premium or Ultimate or Legendary.
For the second year in a row on this blog, I've managed to chronicle the entire Phillies season with a game summary post following each win or loss. I realize I'm not exactly breaking any news with these posts, but they're fun to do and it reminds me of the "good old days" when I used to track the team's daily happenings in my scrapbooks. There are just two more regular season games remaining and then I'll begin featuring a Chachi card to commemorate each of the postseason games. Thanks for following along and Go Phils!