NLCS: Seranthony Dominguez Leads a Rebuilt Phillies Bullpen; Marlins Win Series 4-3
The Philadelphia Phillies ended the NLCS on a high note as they came back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Nationals in Game 6 on Wednesday night, earning an 8-7 win and sweeping the best-of-seven NLDS.
A week earlier, the same Phillies were down 4-0 in the best-of-seven NLDS too. But after the Philadelphia Phils stormed back to win the best-of-seven NLDS in 2012 against the Washington Nationals with the game tied at four, they did not do that in 2013.
The Phillies came back from down 3-0 to beat the Mets in the NLDS in 2012, but in 2013, they only won the best-of-seven NLDS once.
However, the Phillies were even more dominant in Game 6 of the 2013 NLDS. This time, they lost to the Washington Nationals despite having a lead heading into the bottom of the first inning and having won 18 of their 20 previous postseason games since 2011.
While the loss was an embarrassing defeat, the Philadelphia Phillies did their best to get things back on track in Game 6. They got a lead with 13 minutes left in the game and came back to win it.
But what happens now? Obviously, the Phillies will take it pretty easy to start Sunday, but the team has already faced a new headmaster.
Sergio Romo just stepped into the pitching role when Chase Utley and Ryan Howard were injured earlier this season. He took over this past weekend versus the Nationals. He got his first win on Sunday, putting an end to an 11-game losing streak.
In his first start on Sunday, Romo came out on the wrong end of a no-hitter. While the Phillies were able to get a lead through the first three innings, they couldn’t keep it, as the Nationals scored three more runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2.
The Phillies had a chance to tie it in the eighth inning, but after a bloop infield single, the