, Pirates 6
Game 153 - Thursday Night, September 23rd in Philadelphia
Record - 79-74, 2nd Place, 2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies were able to overcome an early 6-0 deficit, as the bats came alive in this 12-6 romp over the Pirates.
What It Means: Per this Tweet from Stats by STATS, this was the third time in September the Phillies came back from being down six runs or more to win, which is the most by any team in any month in the modern era of baseball. The Braves lost their game to the Diamondbacks, meaning the Phillies moved up a game in the standings.
What Happened: Aaron Nola dug the team an early hole, allowing five second inning runs and giving up a sixth run in the third inning. But the Phillies scored five runs of their own in the bottom of the third, with a solo home run from Didi Gregorius, followed by RBIs from Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen and Brad Miller. In the bottom of the sixth, the Phillies took the lead for good on a dramatic, pinch-hit three-run home run from Ronald Torreyes. They piled on after that with J.T. Realmuto adding a two-run home run in the seventh and a two-run single in the eighth. New Pirates reliever Enyel De Los Santos surrendered the single to Realmuto.
Featured Card: I'm hopeful Torreyes gets a Phillies card in the Topps Update set and as of right now, his most recent baseball card can be found in the 2019 Topps set back when he was with the Twins.