Winning has rarely felt this arbitrary.
The Phillies' July 4 victory was their best in weeks and snapped a couple of miserable losing streaks. They rallied late in the game and kept pouring it on in support of Cliff Lee, who stabilized and pitches as the vintage ace the Phils have come to count on. Nevertheless, it will take a series of long winning streaks to make a dent in the playoff race. Still, "You can't win 10 in a row without winning one in a row," as Scott Franzke put it as I listened to the radio feed Wednesday.
To which one reader responds: "You also can't win 10 in a row if in your next game you're facing R.A. Dickey."