And there you have it. After 11 years, Red October is finally back. Amazing to comprehend after a disastrous 22-29 start. Credit to interim and soon to be real manager Philly Rob for steering the ship. Jean Segura has played the most games in MLB without a playoff birth. JT Realmuto is 2nd. Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler are 2nd and 3rd amongst starting pitchers in that category. Rhys, Efflin, and even Bryce had to deal with some shit for years. Just as all-time Phillies great Tug McGraw always said in Philly:
The Phillies, unlike the Mets whose fans blame every other team for not beating the Braves, take care of their own dirty laundry. Thank GOD. The Diamondbacks led by 3 going into the 9th had the Brewers on life support down to their final out until a routine ground ball to 1st base screwed all the pooches in Milwaulkee. Good thing The Fightins, unlike the Mets and their fanbase, have heart and the desire to win. Aaron Nola shat on all his Fall baseball demons by flirting with a perfecto. Kyle Schwarber led off the game with a dinger and followed it up with the longest 389 foot home run ever hit:
Love it. Now a tougher road lies ahead vs. the Cardinals or possibly the Mets - congrats to the NYM on the Wildcard birth, too! How exciting!
Now get a shirt and get ready for Red October. #RingTheBell
PS - Straight Cash Philly Rob Homie.