This Phillies season has been a magical, even if at times stressful, run. After sneaking into the playoffs last year, just to go all the way to the World Series, they decided to make things a bit easier on themselves this time around. They are already at 89 wins, with 4 more games to go. And they already have clinched the Top Wild Card, meaning they get to start the playoffs playing at home.
Things have not all been easy. They once again started slow and needed to be on a 102-win pace over the last 4 months to get to about 90 wins. A lot of their Superstars struggled to start the season. Between Kyle Schwarber’s batting average being in the gutters, Trea Turner having the worst season of his career, and Bryce Harper having a prolonged power drought coming off major off-season surgery, the start of the season was not easy. They made us sweat as much as they made us cheer. But in the end, it was all worth it. Because after 11 straight years without a Red October, we now get two in a row. And it is to be determined if they can treat us to a World Series run like they did last year.
But before we can get to the playoffs, let’s look back on how we got here. We don’t need to live back through those low moments because right now is just about celebrating being in the playoffs. But let’s revisit some of the great moments of this regular season. The Walk-Offs, the milestones, the historic accomplishments. Those moments that made us remember how fun this team was to root for in the playoffs last year.
Here are 13 of the best moments from this Phillies season. Why 13 moments? Because that is the number of wins they need in the playoffs until we get a parade.