Houston, TX: As everyone knows the road to make the playoffs, there are going to be bumps in the road & that is what the Philadelphia Phillies had as they were 22-29 on June 2 & on October 3 they would do something that I don’t think anyone would even think was possible, a trip to the postseason.
The Phillies came into play on Monday Night needing a win or a loss from the Milwaukee Brewers to end their playoff drought.
The Phillies got the scoring started on the first pitch as Kyle Schwarber blasted one for a 1-0 lead
The story of this game was the performance by Aaron Nola who was on fire as at one point he had a perfect game in the 7th inning and we would go 6 2/3 innings with 9 strikeouts on 88 pitches.
The Phillies would add to the lead with 2 solo home runs in the 8th from Bryson Stott & 2nd blast of the game for Kyle Schwarber.
The Bullpen came in and shut the door and the Philadelphia Phillies would return to the Playoffs for the first time since 2011 & this is the first time in their franchise that they have earned a Wildcard spot.
There were a lot of questions if this team could change things around and make the playoffs when they removed Joe Girardi as manager for Rob Thomson.
The job that Rob Thomson did he should get some major consideration for Manager of the year.
Let the Celebration begin as the Phillies will take part in the postseason for the first time since 2011 when they lost to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies begin postseason play on Friday, October 7 in the Wildcard round which is a best of 3.