The Philadelphia Phillies overcame a five-run deficit to defeat the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series, shocking the entire baseball world.
When the Astros went up 5-0 in the third inning, it appeared as though it would be another memorable victory for Justin Verlander and the Astros. The Texas team simply seemed to have no defense against the Phillies, who consistently find a way to score.
Or so We Believed.
After battling back inning following inning to tie the game at 5 all, the Phillies were forced to play an extra inning. JT Realmuto’s game-winning home run gave Philadelphia their first and only lead for the victory there.
PHILLIES LEAD IT IN THE 10TH!! pic.twitter.com/6UVbl0nkJk
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 29, 2022
Of course, what the Phillies just accomplished left the entire globe in wonder. They played a club that won 106 games during the regular season and easily advanced to the World Series, making them the overwhelming underdogs in the series.
THE PHILLIES RALLY BACK FROM A 5-0 DEFICIT TO WIN GAME 1 pic.twitter.com/bZIraeAVjF
— ESPN (@espn) October 29, 2022
Never count this group out pic.twitter.com/qwkTu3aiYH
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) October 29, 2022
The Phillies’ victory is the biggest comeback by an NL team in the World Series since 1956, which just makes the situation more incredible. Additionally, they are the first team to come back from a five-run deficit to win a World Series game in 20 years.
Indeed, the supporters of Philadelphia were only pleased with the victory. The fact that they won is more important than whether it was an emotional game after the squad got into a big hole.
Phillies were down 5-0, won 6-5 in 10 innings, and this is Houston’s first loss this post season.
So unreal pic.twitter.com/kj0c2UYyWp
— Laura (@Laura81_) October 29, 2022
— Megan (@albertarose100) October 29, 2022
Go Phillies! Three more wins to send the cheating Astros packing! pic.twitter.com/YvXVgvvqot
— Jon Fleischman (@FlashReport) October 29, 2022
Although the World Series is far from over, the Phillies could not have asked for a better start.