Philadelphia Phillies fans were freaking out after the team blew a 4-0 lead in Game 2 to the San Diego Padres.
The National League Championship Series began on Tuesday night, with the Philadelphia Phillies shutting out the San Diego Padres by the score of 2-0. The Padres were limited to just one hit in that contest. Let’s just say that they did not have an issue racking up hits in Game 2.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies jumped ahead to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second inning behind an RBI single by Alec Bohm, an RBI double by Matt Vierling, an RBI single by Edmundo Sosa, and a Vierling reaching home on a ground out by Kyle Schwarber. Certainly, the Phillies could maintain this hefty lead, right?
Well, the Phillies may have just awoken a sleeping giants. The Padres were able to overcome this deficit to take a 7-4 lead entering the top of the sixth inning, behind a five-run fifth-inning.
Let’s just say that Phillies fans did not take this well on Twitter.
Phillies Twitter freaks out after team blows 4-0 lead to Padres in NLCS Game 2
Yeah, not exactly the greatest of times if you are a Phillies fan.
The comeback for San Diego began in the bottom of the second inning after Brandon Drury and Josh Bell hit back-to-back solo home runs off Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola. The real damage was done in the bottom of the fifth inning.
With two runners on base, Austin Nola hit an RBI single off of his younger brother to cut San Diego’s deficit to 4-3. From there, the rally was on. Juan Soto hit an RBI double to tie things up. Then, Drury hit a two-run single, followed by an RBI single by Bell to give the Padres the 7-4 lead.
The Padres have proven that they should never be counted out after their five run rally in Game 4 of the NLDS eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers from the postseason. They did os yet again at the expense of the Phillies in Game 2 of the NLCS.