Phillies 1, Astros 0
Game 146 - Wednesday Afternoon, September 14th in Houston
One Sentence Summary: Roy Halladay pitched the Phillies into the postseason with a complete game shutout over the Astros.
What It Means: With the win, the Phillies guaranteed themselves a place in the play-offs, marking the fifth consecutive year the team has made it to the postseason. The Phils are now 95-51 and their magic number to clinch the division is down to four.
What Went Right: Halladay (18-5) allowed six hits while striking out seven on the way to his eighth complete game of the season.
The Phillies posted their sole run when Shane Victorino doubled to lead-off the game and Placido Polanco singled him home. Fortunately, one run was all Halladay needed.
Featured Card: This 2011 Topps card pays tribute to Halladay's National League Cy Young Award-winning season in 2010. I'm not exactly going out on a limb when I predict there will be a similar card for Halladay in the 2012 Topps set celebrating his 2011 season.