Phillies Destiny Is In Their Hands


The Philadelphia Phillies’ playoff hopes lie in their hands. They look to end their ten-year playoff drought. With ten games remaining the Philadelphia Phillies will need to win nine out of ten to clinch a playoff spot, depending on the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres outcome for the rest of the year. Phillies control their own destiny.

Postseason Drought

The Philadelphia Phillies have not made the playoffs since the 2011 season when they lost to St. Louis Cardinals, who then, later on, went on to win the World Series that same year. Since that 2011 season, a lot has changed. The Phillies traded away their core players in Chase Utley in 2015, Jimmy Rollins in 2014, and Shane Victorino in 2012. Ever since Philadelphia won the 2008 World Series it has been a slow decline since then. The Phillies have since been rebuilding and looking to get back in the postseason.

2022 Season

It has been a long season for Philadelphia fans. Experiences highs and lows. Just two months into the season the Phillies fired their manager, Joe Girardi, after going 22-29 to start the season. Since then bench coach, Rob Thomson has been the interim manager. Since the promotion to Thompson the Phillies have gone 62-40. Rob Thompson has done this without some of the top superstars on the team. With key injuries to Bryce Harper, Zach Wheeler, Zach Eflin, Jean Segura, and Nick Castellanos. Bringing them to where they sit now to this date, holding the last and final wild-card spot. Potentially, ending the drought of ten years.

What do the Phillies have to do?

Having ten games left with a 1.5-game lead from the first time out, Milwaukee Brewers. The magic number for the Phillies to clinch is nine, meaning that they just need to win none more games to where the Brewers are eliminated from the playoffs or have a combination of (Phillies) wins and Brewers losses. The Phillies are set to face off against the Chicago Cubs for three games, Washington Nationals for four games, and the Houston Astros for three games. Seven of the ten games are against teams who are out of the playoffs. The Astros clinched a playoff spot back on September, 16, they too do not have anything to be playing for.

The Phillies are one of the teams that is known for their collapses in September. However, the previous times they were on the outside looking in. This year looks a lot different holding a current playoff spot and they have been maintaining that spot as well.

They now look to lower that magic number to eight tonight when they take on the Cubs, with Wheeler on the bump.

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