Uh, one problem, Geovany—you forgot the ball...
When things are going well, this is the kind of stuff that happens.
Obviously things are going really well for the Phillies right now: good defense, timely hitting, and absolutely incredible pitching.
But that’s not all. Anyone who’s followed this team for the last four weeks knows the Phillies have repeatedly capitalized on their opponents’ tendencies to commit numerous fielding or throwing errors that have directly led to big innings by the Phils’ offense.
Please know that I’m not saying that the Phillies don’t deserve to have as good a record as they have now. They DO deserve it. Remember, there’s a reason why teams like the Nationals or Royals never seem to win games like this. Bad teams always let the competition off the hook.
Good teams, like the Phillies, truly make the opposition pay for their mistakes, and that’s exactly what the three-time defending NL East champions have been doing for the past month.
Enjoy this look back. You just can’t script this stuff...