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Phillies Magic Number is Five while Eagles prepare for Tampa

Article Written by Billy Schweim

Contributing Author(s): Josh Hennig

Originally Published on September 22, 2023

The Philadelphia Phillies magic number to clinch a wildcard spot in the National League Playoffs is five heading into action on Friday Night. To secure the top NL Wildcard Pole Position and host a home playoff game, the Phillies must win six more games. Nick Castellanos is the first Phillies player to cross 100 Runs Batted In during a season since 2019 (Bryce Harper). Meanwhile, Alec Bohm and Kyle Schwarber should also reach that milestone before the end of the regular season. The Phillies beat the New York Mets in the first game of a four-game weekend series Thursday night. and they could clinch a playoff spot before next weekend! It’s almost Red October and we will get you pumped up this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim.


The Philadelphia Eagles take their 2-0 record this season into Monday Night Football when they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers in Florida. This will be a good test for the inconsistent Eagles against an undefeated Bucs squad. Quarterback Jalen Hurts hasn’t played his best to start the season, even though he start slow last year too. The offense looks to break out with NFC Offensive Player of the Week D’Andre Swift who rushed for 175 yards on 28 carries against the Vikings. Will Swift be carrying the load for the Birds again or will Hurts go to the air? We will discuss it all this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim.


Don't forget every Sunday throughout the football season we will be broadcasting Live at Caesars Sports Book inside the Tropicana in Atlantic City. Join us every NFL Sunday for your chance to win prizes and giveaways before NFL Kickoff each week.


On Saturday’s Show, former Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Dave Klemic joins me in studio as we talk Eagles Football and Phillies Baseball. Saturday morning we go “On The Mound” with former Phillies Pitcher Tommy Greene brought to you by The John R. Elliott Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers. Tommy will give us his thoughts on the Phillies as they close in on locking up a playoff spot. In Hour Two, we will hear from the Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan from Las Vegas. "The Book" looks at the best plays on this weekend's sports action. Then we will hear from with Haley Hunt; Haley has performed the National Anthem several times at NFL stadiums around the league and she is the founder of Verb Kind, an organization that works with incarcerated youths who need help transitioning back to daily life and building them up for a better tomorrow.


On Sunday's show, we will be Broadcasting Live at Caesars Sports Book inside the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. Come join me, Mike Carlin, and Josh Hennig as we talk Eagles Football and preview NFL Sunday Week 3. Every Sunday throughout the football season we get the “Keys to the Game” with Fox 29 News Sports Anchor and 973 ESPN Eagles Writer Scott Grayson brought to you by Blitz’s Market in Ocean City. Scott gives us his thoughts on what the Eagles need to do to bring home a win on Monday Night. In Hour Two we will talk with my Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley brought to you by Charlie's Bar and Restaurant in Somers Point. "The Guru" will tell us which players to play this weekend in Fantasy Football.


All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim heard every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to Noon on 973 ESPN radio South Jersey.


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