The Phillies lost up 6-1 in the sixth inning last week, so there’s a looonnnng way to go tonight. I’m aware. BUT. BUT. HOW ABOUT THAT FIRST INNING?
Breathe this in and let it permeate your being: 14 hitters, 10 runs, five hits, three Mets errors, two three-run homers, and one historically fun inning for the Phillies.
Let’s relive the magic in all of its glory. J.T. Realmuto opened the scoring with a two-run double that was soon followed by this:
After Cesar Hernandez walked and Aaron Altherr reached on Amed Rosario’s second error of the inning, Maikel Franco, the greatest eight-hole hitter in the history of modern baseball, ended Steven Matz after only 31 laughably ineffective pitches:
That’s good. Really good. Like, historically good, if you hate the Mets.
But wait. There’s more!
Andrew McCutchen would later double and Bryce Harper would walk–for the 600th time in his career–before both scored on Realmuto’s second double of the inning.
If only there were some type of photo that could perfectly capture the beauty of what had transpired. Wait. Good news. There is!
Update: It’s 10-2 now in the third after a Michael Conforto homer. I’m officially concerned.