The Phillies have had some impressive wins against the Reds over the years.
After being blown out embarrassingly, 11-1, by the Cincinnati Reds on Memorial Day, the Joe Girardi-led Philadelphia Phillies returned the favor and then some in a 17-3 rout the following evening. Seven home runs — including a grand slam from outfielder Matt Joyce against a position player pitching in the ninth — tied a single-game Phillies franchise record.
The Phillies also tied a franchise record (for the ninth time, and fourth time since 2008) by having four players with three-plus RBI in the same game — Joyce (4), Andrew McCutchen (4), Odubel Herrera (3), and Rhys Hoskins (3). Impressive milestones were also set, as starting pitcher Aaron Nola recorded his 1,000th career strikeout, while Hoskins notched his 100th career double.
If it seems as though the Phillies always put up crazy amounts of runs against the Reds, you are not mistaken. Since the start of the Modern Era (1901), the team has won 30 games by 14 or more runs — one win each against the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers; two wins each against the Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, and Colorado Rockies; and three wins each against the St. Louis Cardinals, Florida/Miami Marlins, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The team the Phillies have routed far more often by 14 or more runs, however, are the Reds — with six different such wins, Bob Vetrone Jr. notes. Here is a breakdown of those half-dozen victories, with the first coming almost exactly 120 years ago.