How important was it for Ryan Madson to strike out Mike Cameron to preserve the Phillies' 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday? The Mets' 4-0 victory over the Florida Marlins officially eliminated the Marlins from overtaking the Phillies for the National League Eastern Division championship. The Phillies finish up the season with a three-game series against the Marlins, and if the Marlins were even one game from elimination, they would swarm the bloody Philadelphia waters. The Marlins still have a chance to capture the Wild Card but have to pass the Braves and the Rockies. Not likely. The Phillies' picture becomes that much clearer. The magic number is three, and while the Phillies open a four-game set at home against the Houston Astros, the Marlins play the Braves. Back to the ...
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