The Philadelphia Phillies had a chance to take a 3-1 World Series lead on Wednesday night by winning Game 4.
Instead, they faltered, and the Houston Astros made them pay for it scoring five runs in the top of the fourth inning, three of which were charged to starter Aaron Nola.
On the offensive side, the Phillies couldn’t get anything going as they were no-hit by the Astros and fell into a 2-2 series tie.
This came one night after the Phillies set the single-game record for home runs in a World Series game in Game 3.
A Phillies fan took to Twitter to comment on the drastic turn of events in this series.
Tying the World Series single game record for most HRs and then immediately getting no-hit is the most Phillies thing ever
— Red November Muse (@Phillies_Muse) November 3, 2022
Phillies Drop Game 4
Baseball is a crazy game.
One night, the Phillies bust out for seven runs, set a World Series record, and hold one of the most prolific offenses in baseball scoreless.
The next, the opposite happens, with the Astros scoring five runs and holding the Phillies hitless, completing the first combined no-hitter in World Series history.
But such has been the case for the Phillies for much of the season.
It’s been a crazy ride for this team.
They barely snuck into the postseason as an expansion Wild Card team and manhandled the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and San Diego Padres in order to reach the World Series.
Now, they find themselves locked in a dogfight with perhaps the best team in all of baseball.
The loss ensured that the Phillies will not be able to clinch the title at home and that the series will indeed shift back to Houston for at least a Game 6.