Records: Braves 67-60, Tied for 2nd Place in NL East (7 games behind the Phillies); Phillies 73-52, 1st Place in the NL East (7 games ahead of the Braves and Marlins)
The Situation: The last time the Phils found themselves this far above .500 with this much of a lead was 1993 - a year the team won the NL East and advanced to the World Series. Beginning with tonight's game, there are 37 games remaining in the 2009 regular season and the Phils are currently 8 games ahead of both the Braves and the Marlins in the loss column. They play those two teams 12 more times, or a little less than one third of the remaining schedule. The Phillies' magic number to clinch the division is 30. Bring it.
Braves Probables: Tommy Hanson, Derek Lowe, Jair Jurrjens