Recently, Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos of the Philadelphia Phillies cracked a milestone for a pair of teammates to hit 100+ RBI in a single season for the franchise’s first time since 2008 when Ryan Howard and Chase Utley did it. However, there is another player on the verge of 100 RBI as well.
Alec Bohm has been having one heck of a year. While he is just one member of the Daycare to break out this season, he has been one of the most clutch. Heading into Wednesday’s action, Bohm was sitting at 95 RBI. It is certainly possible for Bohm to get five more in these last five games.
Philadelphia Phillies could match franchise milestone in 2023
The last time the Phillies had three players with 100 plus RBIs on the same team was in 2005. Can you guess the names of the three players? They were Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu and Chase Utley. While this team would prefer to have the success of the 2008 team, it is no easy task to have three players with 100+ RBI.
I personally think if Trea Turner had the kind of season that he had from August on and Bryce Harper was healthy, the Phillies could have had five players either extremely close to or over 100+ RBI. This team is built for offense. It is built to show off more than just power and the current construction of the lineup by Rob Thomson proves it.
Even off the bench you have Jake Cave, Edmundo Sosa, Christian Pache and Rodolfo Castro. These are guys who aren’t exactly known for their power. However, Nick Castellanos, Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper are your power guys while Bryson Stott, Brandon Marsh (who had an awesome celebration after Philly clinched the postseason spot) and J.T. Realmuto can rake as well.
Other teams should be scared to play this Phillies team in the postseason. To get those RBI, you need men on base in order to score. Up and down this lineup, Philadelphia has guys who can do just that — get on base. Obviously, milestones and records are cool, but this Phillies team wants more.
The playoffs start next week and you know Citizens Bank Park is going to be rocking when the RBI start piling up for the Philadelphia Phillies.