They’ve emerged as one of the strongest postseason contenders this year.
They sit at 72-57 and hold the second NL Wild Card spot.
And they got off to a hot start last night, scoring seven runs early against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
However, Arizona began to chip away and ultimately stole the game away from the Phils, scoring 13 unanswered runs.
In fact, the Phillies got all of their hits and scored all of their runs before Arizona even had a baserunner, and last night was the first game in the last 100 seasons where each team scored at least seven runs and recorded at least 10 hits with all of a team’s runs coming after the other team’s.
Thru top of 4th tonight:
Phillies: 7 R, 11 H
D-backs: 0 R, 0 H
Rest of game:
Phillies: 0 R, 0 H
D-backs: 13 R, 10 H
It's the only MLB game in the last 100 seasons where both teams had 7+ runs and 10+ hits and all of one team's runs and hits came after all of the other team's.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 30, 2022
Phils Make Grim History
This is some ugly history for the Phillies.
Anytime you lose a 7-0 lead in a game, it hurts, but to have given up all the other team’s runs after having scored all of yours, it gets even worse.
The Phillies had the Diamondbacks on the ropes early, but the script completely flipped in the fourth inning and the Phils ultimately found themselves on the wrong side of history.
The loss dropped the Phillies to 10 games back of the New York Mets, who currently lead the NL East.
The Phillies had all of their fireworks early and got them out of the way before the Diamondbacks did anything.
Once the Diamondbacks ultimately got going, the Phillies couldn’t muster anything else, resulting in one of the most gut-wrenching losses in recent franchise history.
This is now the second time this season that the Phillies have blown a lead of seven or more runs.