Game 157 - Tuesday Night, September 28th in Atlanta
Record - 81-76, 2nd Place, 3 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: In a game the Phillies absolutely had to win to keep their postseason hopes alive, they went down quietly, collecting three singles, in this 2-1 loss to the Braves.
What It Means: The season is on life support.
What Happened: Zack Wheeler pitched well, but it didn't matter. He allowed two third inning runs and the Phillies offense couldn't respond. The Phillies had their chances, but they left seven runners on base and went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. Their final chance to score came in the ninth when Bryce Harper walked and Matt Vierling reached on an error by left fielder Eddie Rosario. Andrew McCutchen was intentionally walked to load the bases and Didi Gregorius brought Harper home with a sacrifice fly. With two outs and runners on the corners, Freddy Galvis battled through an eight-pitch at-bat only to strike out swinging.
Featured Card: Charlie Morton improved to 14-6 with his seven shutout innings against the Phillies, allowing three hits while striking out 10.