Phillies and Mets start tonight!

Oh Six Fingers Alfonseca.

He’s not human! He’s an animal! Chucking balls at dude’s heads when his team is up 11 to 4. Crazy.

Maybe he didn’t do it on purpose, or maybe he did. Jables argues that with six fingers, there is no way Alfonseca could let a ball slip that much.

Regardless. It showed something that the Phillies need to show now more than ever.

The Killer Instinct baby!

It’s now officially mid-September. The time of year when we wear hoddies at night and Eagles chants follow everyone around like meter maids in Center City. For the Phillies it is also officially the make-it-or-pack up and time to go home time. No foolishness and no shenanigans. It’s just brass taxes…whatever the hell that means.

The Phillies, after splitting their 4 game series with the Colorado Rockies, are 1 1/2 games back in the Wild Card. That is now the goal. The Mets are now far away on top of the NL East and with a important series starting tonight up the road at Shea, the Phillies can ill afford to leave the Big Apple without winning at least 2 of the 3 games. I’m not going to say that this series is what the entire season hinges on, but…well it is. The Phillies need to step up and prove to themselves, Philadelphia, ESPN, and everyone else that they are a legitimate playoff contender. The Rockies are a good team and the team can’t be faulted for dropping 2 games to them. BUT…the team can be faulted for their terrible performances in those two games. They came back strong last night to win, but with a the majority of the team’s wins over the past week or so, there is an over-arching feeling that it could be too little too late. Is it?

Well, we’ll know after this weekend.

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