Ricky Bottalico is worried. The current Phillies Post Game Live analyst has gone from "concerned" to "officially worried" about the team's chances to advance to the Postseason. In his post game post-mortem last night, Ricky opined that a lot can happen over the remaining eight games of the season. The way the Phils are currently playing (sloppily), things aren't looking bright for the defending World Champions, especially coupled with how well the 2nd place Braves are currently playing.
The Brew Crew won in walk-off fashion last night on Ryan Braun's two-run home run off ninth inning pitcher du jour Tyler Walker. The Brewers were allowed to tie the game on a two-run error by Jimmy Rollins in the 6th inning. Emergency starter Kyle Kendrick (Pedro Martinez still has a pain in the neck) didn't last through the 5th inning.
Joe Blanton and the rest of team will hopefully try to emerge from their slumber this afternoon, just in time to attempt a series split. The magic number is still 4.