Saturday, September 27, 2008

Phillies Clinch NL East

The Philadelphia Phillies have clinched their second consecutive National League East Division Title with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals this afternoon.

The only thing left to decide is the NL Wild Card between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers. The Mets got a complete game shutout against the Florida Marlins from Johan Santana who was pitching on only three days of rest. As of this writing, the Brewers are losing 7-3 to the Chicago Cubs in the 9th inning. Even if the Brewers lose this could go to the bitter end. If the Mets and Brewers are still tied tomorrow (assuming they can play tomorrow with the lousy weather) then there will be a one game playoff at Shea Stadium on Monday night.

If the Mets win the NL Wild Card, the Phillies will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. If the Brewers win the NL Wild Card they will travel to Philadelphia to face the Phillies.

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