Bryce Harper heard you saying he wasn't as good as Mike Tauchman (?!?), and he's answered the call. Philly's linchpin has absolutely woken up in recent weeks (even before Charlie Manuel's arrival got the whole team going), and the latest exclamation point on his hot streak should serve as a warning to the rest of the league. The Phillies rallied from 5-0 down in this one to cut it to 5-3 with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth. The Cubbies brought in Derek Holland to go lefty-lefty (L-O-L), and Harper made it known that he didn't much care for the move.
That's a 7-5 Phillies win, and that's a statement sweep against the team that fancies itself the favorite in the NL Central (meanwhile, the Cardinals seem to have usurped them in many ways).
The Phils are now a game out of the Wild Card, chasing Chicago directly. That'll help.