We're talking a lot about the 2007 Phillies of late.
"That would have been nice five years ago."
Sure, it would have been nice. But, in 2007, the 88-win Mets still would have missed the playoffs under MLB's new playoff format. The 89-win Padres would have been the extra Wild Card team, the third playoff team from the NL West.
Poor Mets, not even a grandfather clause could get that squad them into the postseason.
It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but it’s funny to think that the Phillies’ four-game sweep of the Mets in August of 2007 was essentially the start of this current run of success, which was brought on by a dominant offense. As an example, check out the scores from a six-game win streak which included that sweep of the Mets:
That’s 50 runs in six games. 50.
To put that in perspective, it took the Phillies 12 games to score 50 runs at the conclusion of last season, including the NLDS against the Cardinals.
Anyway, Wright remembers 2007 quite well. And so do we.