PHILADELPHIA – No one calculated the playoff odds in 2007, but everyone knew then that the Phillies had almost no chance of winning the National League East.
The Mets had a lead of seven games in the championship with 17 games, which meant the Phillies needed a miracle. The Phillies Finished Famously
PHILADELPHIA – No one calculated the playoff odds in 2007, but everyone knew then that the Phillies had almost no chance to win the National League East.
The Mets had a lead of seven games in the standings With 17 games, the Phillies needed a miracle. Famous is that the Phillies finished 13-4 and the Mets 5-12, when the Phillies won their first NL East title since 1
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The victory secured them two games behind the Cubs and Brewers to play for the second NL Wild Card Mets with 16 games.
"Yeah, there's a big scoreboard out there telling us everything," says Phillies Catcher.
Phillies' chances of winning after the season rose from 2.5 percent to 3.8 percent, according to FanGraphs. They won Wednesday because they hit four home runs and got a solid performance from the Bullpen.
Five Phillies assistants allowed three hits and a run in five innings to secure the victory. They allowed two runs in 16 1/3 innings in their last three games in the four-game series against the Braves. The Phillies won two of these games.
It might be the only chance for the Phillies to experience this wondrous comeback: Hit a few homeruns and gain a decent relief on the rest of the way. There is reason to believe that the offense can lead to some victories, but can the Bullpen do it?
"As a group you win in a row," said Phillies manager Gabe Kapler. "It's an advantage for us if we team up and decide that we will fight to the very last second, which means we cut every single pitch."
The Phillies are not playing on Friday. They open a series with two games against the Red Sox at the weekend before traveling through eleven games through Atlanta (three games), Cleveland (three games) and Washington (five games). They end the season with three home games against the Marlins.
Todd Zolecki has been reporting on the Phillies since 2003 and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.