No. 7: Six home run game
Heading into the All-Star break it was hard to be a Phillies fan. The team had won just 28 games prior to the last day of the first half and was on a five-game losing streak. If you were doing something other than watching them July 9 against the Padres, no one would blame you.
However, it turned out to be a fun game to watch. The Phillies hit six home runs in their 7-1 win over San Diego. Freddy Galvis hit two home runs on the day and Nick Williams notched his first career home run after a week and a half in the majors. Cameron Rupp, Odubel Herrera, and Aaron Altherr all contributed solo home runs as well.
This strong offensive performance was a sign of things to come in the second half. The offense improved vastly in the second half, leading to a much better record.