This team has been nothing short of a scrappy bunch being led by Bryce Harper and Trea Turner. We have seen this team claw back in games time and time again. While most of those games have been blown, it still has shown the willingness to battle back.
This has become a part of the team’s identity and will be big when it comes down to needing big at-bats during the playoffs. Watching the way, the Phillies took their at-bats against the Atlanta Braves in their extra innings win, it was meaningful at-bats filled with situational hitting. Trying to score the runner was the key.
Even after the double play by Trea Turner, the Phillies drew a walk. With Rojas coming in to pinch run for Schwarber, the Phillies got aggressive with a double steal which drew no throw. The Braves decided to walk Alec Bohm and bring the one player who has been hitless throughout the entire series up to the plate, Bryson Stott.
On the 0-1 count, Stott saw the cutter and knocked it down the line to give the Phillies the go-ahead two-run double. Say what you want, but this team has that never say die attitude that could carry them back to the World Series as I believe this is a team built for the playoffs.