Jimmy Rollins continued his resurgence and Roy Oswalt worked six scoreless innings as the Phillies tied a franchise record with win No. 101 by defeating the Braves 7-1.
The hitting: Rollins went 3-for-5, bringing his numbers to 11-for-19 over his last four games. His seventh-inning homer was the Phils’ third of the game. Chase Utley went deep in the opening frame before Hunter Pence launched a two-run shot in the fifth.
The pitching: Oswalt gave up three hits and a walk with a fastball regularly in the mid-90's. His next scheduled appearance is in Game 4 of the NLDS, if necessary. Joe Savery struck out Brian McCann as part of a perfect seventh before Antonio Bastardo worked a confidence-building 1-2-3 eighth. Kyle Kendrick allowed a homer in the ninth, spoiling what would have been the Phillies’ 22nd shutout.
Next up: The Phillies wrap up the regular season Wednesday night with Joe Blanton facing Tim Hudson. A win would give the team a club-record 102 victories. It would also break a tie between Charlie Manuel and Gene Mauch for the most wins by a manager in Phillies franchise history. Depending on what happens elsewhere tonight and tomorrow, it could also end Atlanta's season.