The Audio Vault- Some Great Phillies Playoff Memories
By Dylan MacKinnon
It is a Football Friday, but with no Eagles, Football to look forward to over the weekend. We don’t get to see them again until Monday Night. So instead, Andrew decided today would be a good day to revisit some great Phillies Playoff memories. It is looking like we may see a Red October for the first time in over a decade this year. That is why for today’s Audio Vault, Andrew pulled some of the best Phillies playoff moments in the history of the team to share on The Anthony Gargano Show. And here are those Phillies playoff highlights.
Roy Halladay No-Hitter
Roy Halladay’s 2010 season was one to remember. Not only did he throw a Perfect Game during the regular season, but he also No-Hit the Reds in the NLDS. The Phillies sadly went on to lose to the Giants in the NLCS afterward, but the memory of Roy Halladay’s No-Hitter will always be special for Phillies fans.
Jimmy Rollins Walks it Off Vs The Dodgers in the NLCS
Jimmy Rollins, who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, had perhaps one of the biggest moments of his career vs the Dodgers in game 4 of the 2009 NLCS. He hit a double that drove in Eric Bruntlett and Carlos Ruiz to give the Phillies the victory, which eventually led to them being NL Champions for the second straight year.
Stairs Rips One Into The Night
Rollins was not the only Philly who played hero vs the Dodgers though. One year earlier Matt Stairs stepped up to bat against Jonathan Broxton. His 2 run pinch hit shot goes down in Phillies lore, and there isn’t a Baseball fan in the city who doesn’t recognize Joe Buck’s iconic “Matt Stairs rips one into the night,” call.
Victorino Grand Slam off CC
To get to that 2008 NLCS, they first had to get through the Brewers. And one reason they did, was a Grand Slam off the bat off the Flying Hawaiian. Shane Victorino’s grand slam off CC Sabathia in the 2nd inning of game 2 in the NLDS set the tone early for a Phillies run to a World Series.
Kim Batiste Walks It Off After an Error In the Top of the 9th
In the 1993 NLCS, Kim Batiste was almost public enemy number 1 when an error in the outfield blew the Phillies’ lead. But Batiste fixes his own messes. He came up big in the bottom of the 9th. A double off his bat gave the Phillies a game 1 win over the Braves.
Utley Throws Home To Keep Game 5 Tied
Chase Utley is forever “The Man.” Need proof? His throw home to get Jason Bartlett out at the plate helped the Phillies keep game 5 vs the Rays tied. In the next inning a Pedro Feliz single scored Eric Bruntlett, and then in the ninth Brad Lidge got the save and the Phillies were, as Chase Utley put it “World F***ing Champions.” But it may not have happened that way if Utley didn’t throw out Bartlett at home.
2008 was not the Phillies’ only World Series. They won it in 1980 too. And one of the reasons they got there was a Manny Trillo go-ahead triple that helped them win game 5 of the NLCS.
Dave Hollins HR off Maddux
The 1993 Phillies did not win the World Series. But the run was still special. Part of that run was this Dave Hollins off Greg Maddux. it was his 2nd time homering off the future Hall of Famer. The Two run shot led to a win in game 6, and of the series, to send the Phillies off to face the Blue Jays in the World Series.