Lower Phillies Wild Card Magic Number.

Lower Phillies Wild Card Magic Number.

When It Comes To Securing A Spot In The National League Wild Card Game The Philadelphia Phillies Currently Have A Number Of "Magic" Runs That Is In The Single Digits.

The Victory Of Philadelphia Over Atlanta By A Score Of 7-1 Put Them In A Position To Claim The First Wild Card Berth A Little Bit Earlier Than They Otherwise Would Have.

It'S Possible That The Phillies (82-68) Will Seal Their Spot In The Postseason Earlier Than That.

The Phillies Hold A Four-Game Lead Over The Other Teams In The Wild Card Race Going Into Tuesday'S Action With A Total Of Twelve Games Still To Be Played.

They Are Making It Difficult For Other Teams To Catch Them And By The End Of This Week The Phillies May Have Already Secured A Spot In The Playoffs Even Though They Do Not Yet Know Where They Will Be Seeded.

However With A Four-Game Lead On The Field The Phillies Have Every Reason To Be Content With The Circumstance They Find Themselves In.

The Phillies Did Not Have The Luxury Of Playing Any Of Their Postseason Games At Citizens Bank Park Last Year Since They Were The Top Wild Card Team.

While Everything Was Going On The Only Important Movement That Occurred Was The Chicago Cubs Moving Back Into The Final Wild Card Berth By Virtue Of Percentage Points Above Cincinnati.