October 19th: a decent day in Philadelphia Phillies postseason history


Aug 24, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) celebrates his home run in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Cardinals, 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies played in a trio of big postseason games on the 19th of October.

The most recent of these games came in the 2009 National League Championship Series when shortstop Jimmy Rollins plated a pair of runs with his walk-off double in the ninth inning of game four.  The Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 to take a 3-1 series lead.

Rollins also scored on a two-run homer by Ryan Howard in the first inning.  Chase Utley also contributed an RBI single in the sixth.

That win marked 10 out of 12 LCS wins for the Philadelphia Phillies.

On this date in 1993 the Phillies did not fare well against the Toronto Blue Jays in game three of the World Series.  The Blue Jays bashed the Phillies at Veterans Stadium 10-3.

Philadelphia used four different pitchers and the only one not to give up a run was Bobby Thigpen.

Paul Molitor did the most damage against the Phillies pitching staff that day, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, a walk and three runs scored.

Stretching back to the 1980 World Series, the Phillies were victorious in a 4-3 game against the Kansas City Royals.

Manny Trillo played hero in the game five win with his 2-out RBI in the top of the ninth to put the Phillies on top.  While Trillo’s RBI single was important, Del Unser‘s pinch-hit RBI tied the game that same inning.

Mike Schmidt had a 2-for-4 game with a two-run homer to account for the other two Philadelphia runs.