WATCH: The Phillies Gave Up 8 Home Runs Last Night
Last week, we noted the Phillies had fallen back to earth after their hot second-half start, and mentioned the team had given up two huge homers in just a few days.
Things got worse against the Mets last night. The Phillies actually led in this game, 7-2, after homers by Ryan Howard, Cameron Rupp and Domonic Brown. Then the Mets ended the game on a 14-0 run, hitting eight homers in all during the 16-7 win. New York set team and Citizens Bank Park records for homers and a team record for extra base hits. The 11 combined homers tied a National League record.
The Phillies even gave up a homer to David Wright, who returned from the disabled list in his first game since April 14th of this season.
I think even the Phanatic has lost a step. This isn't 2008 anymore.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 25, 2015
The Phillies are tied for the most losses in baseball with 75. Unlike the tanking Sixers, they may get a No. 1 overall pick out of this struggling season.
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