The Sporting News has released their latest MLB Power Poll and the surging Philadelphia Phillies have jumped to #5.â†µ
5. Philadelphia Phillies (6). Roy Oswalt gave up four earned runs in his Phillies debut. The Phillies have won each of his next six starts and he’s fashioned a tidy 1.30 ERA.â†µ
This same Phillies team was 7 games out in the NL East at a point after the all star break. Since then, they’ve went on a tear which leaves them now tied for the most wins in the NL and just a half game back of the Braves for the NL East lead. Overall, they’ve won 9 of their last 12. Feeling the September magic?