Phils Attempt to Crush Atlanta's Hopes While Tying Franchise Record

Phils Attempt to Crush Atlanta's Hopes While Tying Franchise Record

The Phillies will not only look to play spoiler to Atlanta's playoff aspirations this evening but a win behind Roy Oswalt would tie the Phils' all-time best single-season win total of 101. Who says these games have no meaning?

Last night's 4-2 victory in Atlanta actually had a real nice playoff-like atmosphere to it. Playing in such a setting probably helps the Phillies prepare for the postseason a whole lot more than a meaningless game down in DC or Florida would.

Following Doc and Cliff's final tune ups, Roy Oswalt (8-10, 3.86) will finish up his regular season campaign tonight against Derek Lowe (9-6, 4.92)

Oswalt got lit up for 6 earned runs in his final regular-season start in Philadelphia, but he wasn't nearly as bad as his line read, and he actually said he felt fantastic after that loss to the Nats.

"I felt pretty well," Oswalt said. "Actually spotted pitches pretty well early. Probably the best I've felt all year."

The Phils postseason opponent could be determined this evening, playing the Diamondbacks if these outcomes happen tonight:

the Braves win
the Cards lose
the Brewers win
the Diamondbacks lose

First pitch scheduled for 7:10. Let's set records.

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?

Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.

Enter Mike Trout.

The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.

First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?

And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.

We can dream, right?