For the third straight year, the Philadelphia Phillies have won the NL East. They clinched the division on Wednesday with a 10-3 win over the Houston Astros. After the game, the Phillies celebrated with a little help from adult beverages.
However, manager Charlie Manuel remain subdued. The manager of the reigning World Series champions has bigger goals in mind.
“I’ll celebrate,” said Manuel, “when we get to the big one.”
Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Pedro Feliz all had two hits and Raul Ibanez hit his 34th home run of the season and finish the contest with three RBIs.
The news wasn’t all good for the Phillies on Wednesday though after the team learned that Jamie Moyer will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Moyer has three torn groin and abdominal muscles that require surgery.
Next up for the Phillies is a date in the 2009 baseball playoffs. Can they win back-to-back World Series titles? Stay tuned to find out.