The San Diego Padres fell into an early 4-0 hole against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of the NLCS and looked to be in danger of falling behind 2-0 in the series before it shifted to Citizens Bank Park for the weekend.
But the Padres began to chip away in the bottom of the second inning, and in the bottom of the fifth, a five-spot gave them a 7-4 lead.
San Diego would go on to win the game by a final of 8-5 and even the NLCS at a game apiece.
For the second time in five days, the Padres staged a huge rally. Everyone contributed. But this felt key: After hitting a combined .105 in the first eight postseason games, Josh Bell and Brandon Drury teamed for five hits and five RBIs.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) October 20, 2022
Bell, Drury Spark Comeback
The Padres’ newcomers appear to be finding their groove.
The team struggled a bit down the stretch, but Bell and Drury appear to be hot at just the right time as the Padres try to carry a little momentum into Game 3 of the series.
The bats woke up after being held scoreless in Game 1, and Drury and Bell were right at the center of it.
It was also the second time in five days that the Padres started a five-run rally and overcame a large deficit.
The Padres had done it in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night last week, scoring five runs in the seventh inning after falling behind 3-0.
The Padres ended up winning by a final of 5-3 in that game, advancing to the NLCS.
Now, the Phillies are the latest to fall victim to an epic Padres comeback.
San Diego won by a final of 8-5 to tie the series thanks to Bell and Drury’s heroics.
They’ll have Joe Musgrove take the mound for Game 3 on Friday.