Today at the Bank, the Phils beat the Marlins 5-3 to sweep the four-game series.  They have won five straight and are now a season-high 15 games over. 500 at 63-48 and lead the NL East by a game and a half over Atlanta.  They now embark on a west coast road swing starting tomorrow night in Phoenix against the first-place Diamondbacks.


On Wednesday night, August 1st, my niece Shannon gave birth to her son Dominic, her first child.  He is just beautiful.  Congrats to Shan and her husband Brandon.  I am now a great-uncle!  :)


"Can anything separate us from the love Christ has for us?  Can troubles or problems or sufferings or hunger or nakedness or danger or violent death?  As it is written in the Scriptures: "For you we are in danger of death all the time.  People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed."  But in all these things we have full victory through God who showed His love for us."
                                                                                 ---- Romans 8:35-37


Last night at the Bank, the Phils hit four homers en route to an 8-3 victory over the Marlins during alumni weekend to honor the 2008 World Champion Phillies.  Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick were inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame and the night before, they held Shane Victorino night as he signed a one day contract and retired as a Phillie.  Very nice ceremonies.  And today they will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world title with most of the guys back.  Great times at the ballpark!  The Phils have won four straight and go for the four-game sweep later today.  They are now a season-high 14 games over .500 at 62-48, in first place in the NL East, a game and a half ahead of Atlanta.


The Phils are wrapping up their 4-game series in Cincinnati now.  They won Thursday night before dropping the last two.  They are sitting at 58-46 on the season, in first place in the NL East, 2 and a half games ahead of the Braves.


Just had a nice visit from mom on this gorgeous day.  Think I will sit outside on the front porch for a little while.

Happy Sunday!

"The Lord your God is with you; the mighty one will save you.  He will rejoice over you.  You will rest in His love; He will sing and be joyful about you."
                                                                                        ---- Zephaniah 3:17