No. 3: 12-run inning versus the Nationals
The Phillies opened up their season with a win on Opening Day, but then proceeded to lose their next three games. Their next win of the season was certainly an exciting one.
The 38-year-old Jeremy Guthrie started the game for Washington and was immediately lit up by the Phillies offense. They loaded the bases on the first three batters, and the onslaught was on from there. Maikel Franco started off the scoring with a sacrifice fly before Michael Saunders and Tommy Joseph hit back-to-back singles. They just kept collecting runs with only the last at-bat of the inning not resulting in a baserunner or run scored.
When it was all said and done the Phillies scored 12 runs in the inning. It was the most they have ever scored in any first inning and nearly matched their season total up to that point of 14 runs.
Overall, they scored 17 runs, the most they had scored against the Nationals since they moved to Washington in 2005 and the most they had scored in any game since 2009 against the Reds.