In the course of 48-hours the Philadelphia Phillies ended up on the opposite ends of history. The Fightin’s offensive performance in World Series Game 3 –five home runs– was record breaking, so it was only natural the Phillies would be no-hit a day later. In fact, for anyone following the 2022 Phillies, Wednesday’s performance is very “on brand” for the club.
What’s also on brand, and it should be comforting for Phillies fans, was the response from Phils team leader Kyle Schwarber.
Can’t see the video? Not watching from the confines of the throne room? Here’s the quote from Schwarber when asked how it feels to be on the receiving end of baseball history:
I really don’t give a shit. Nope. Move on to tomorrow. It’s cool, we’ll be in the history books I guess.Phillies OF Kyle Schwarber
Most in the media are looking at this game as the turning point in the World Series. It may very well be the turning point, but not necessarily for the Astros. If we’ve learned anything from this Phillies run to the postseason and into the World Series, they really don’t give a shit.
That’s not a negative.
In fact, the Phillies have been here before. Literally. They were no-hit by the New York Mets on April 29 and proceeded to score 22-runs over the next five games.
The Phillies have shown a resilience throughout the season to not allow things to spiral out of control. Case in point, the beginning of the season with Joe Girardi, a shaky bullpen early in the season, Bryce Harper going down for 2-months, a sweep by the Cubs late in the season, Zack Wheeler’s issues in September, and so-on.
There’s no reason to believe that will change now.