Roy Oswalt earned his seventh-straight win as the Phils continued their second-half dominance against the National League East.
Beerleaguer: The Phillies have certainly made the other side look like a bunch of chumps this past week. Winning has never looked this easy; 19 of their last 24 against the East, and all told, a familiar 40-21 after the break, the best mark in the league again. It's all clicking; the pitching, the hitting, all in perfect balance. Predictably, it's all gone according to plan: hang loose until the trade deadline, pick up a marquee arm, then go 13-3 to start off September and overtake the division lead.