Red October: Where the Phillies stand after getting swept by the Chicago Cubs
The Philadelphia Phillies put themselves in a nightmare situation after getting swept by the Chicago Cubs this week.
The Fightins lost a day game yesterday to the Cubs 2-0, and are now losers in 10 of their last 13 games.
Luckily for the Phillies, the Miami Marlins stole one from the Milwaukee Brewers thanks to a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning last night.
With the Marlins beating the Brewers, that put the Phillies a full game up in the loss column and yes, they own the tiebreaker, which puts them another game on Milwaukee with seven games left in the 2022 regular season.
Phillies Wild Card Standings
The Final Push for the Playoffs
Although we can thank the Marlins for dropping the Magic Number to just 6 Games. I would rather not rely on the Miami Marlins to punch our tickets to the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Would you?
The Phillies have now lost five straight games and six straight on the road. Falter and Syndergaard go today, with Gibson going Saturday and Zack Wheeler on the mound Sunday.
Luckily, the Philadelphia Phillies absolutely OWN the Washington Nationals this season.
The Phillies are 13-2 against the Nationals this season. They have a team batting average of .274 with 34 home runs and 98 RBI. Anything less than winning 3-of-4 in DC would be a monumental failure.
Phillies Starting Pitching vs Nationals
- Bailey Falter – Friday Game 1
- Noah Syndergaard – Friday Game 2
- Kyle Gibson – Saturday
- Zack Wheeler – Sunday
The Hunt for Red October Continues.