Three errors in the first three innings. A third baseman saying he hates the city he plays in after receiving Bronx cheers. A lifeless offense suddenly comes alive with a dramatic late-inning comeback. Said third baseman owns up to his frustration moment and wins back the love of a fanbase who is more than willing to listen to people say they hate them. Mets pitchers dropping like flies and their manager not realizing one of them was hurt.
Just another typical Phillies vs. Mets baseball game.
Last night the Phils did something they hadn’t done in a few years.
The Phillies had lost 54 straight games when trailing by at least 4 runs in the 8th inning or later... until Monday.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 12, 2022
Their comeback win vs the Mets was the first of its kind since August 2019, when they trailed 5-0 to the Cubs and won 7-5 on a Bryce Harper walkoff grand slam. pic.twitter.com/dLvluyakrb
That’s right, last night’s comeback was their biggest late-inning deficit since Harper’s insane salami against the Cubs that launched a thousand ships.
Little known fact: The two corner outfielders for the Cubs on the night of Harper’s slam were Kyle Schwarber in left and Nick Castellanos in right. Schwarber actually recorded the only out of the 9th when he hauled in a lead-off fly out, and Castellanos gunned down Rhys Hoskins at the plate the inning before.
Last night, Schwarber drove in the first of the Phils’ five runs with an RBI force out and scored on J.T. Realmuto’s two-run homer, and Castellanos scored the game-tying run on Hoskins’ RBI double.
But the night also saw its share of drama, as the Ballad of Alec Bohm unfolded. He committed three errors in the first three innings and was seen muttering to teammate Didi Gregorius that he “[bleeping] hates this place.” Internet sleuths deduced what he said and, after the game, Bohm owned up to it.
Does Alec Bohm actually "hate this place?"— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 12, 2022
Doesn't sound like it.
"Look, emotions got the best of me. I said it. Do I mean it? No. It's a frustrating night for me, obviously. ... These people, these fans, they just want to win. ... I don't mean that." pic.twitter.com/Q7VZ2aBoAg
And now, in true Philadelphia fashion, we love him for admitting that he said he hated us.
On the latest episode of Hittin’ Season, Justin Klugh, Liz Roscher and I broke down every facet of last night’s wild ride, and wondered where the heck the Phils’ alternate cream uniforms are (doin’ great, Fanatic!) and whether they’re better than the traditional home pinstripes.