Brad Miller just became the first player in Phillies history to hit a come-from-behind walk-off grand slam in extra innings.
The Philadelphia Phillies may not be making noise at the trade deadline, but their bats are making noise.
On Thursday evening, Brad Miller made Phillies history as the first player to hit a come-from-behind walk-off grand slam in extra innings.
According to Ryan Spaeder, this is the first time the Phillies have been down seven and come back to win a ballgame since Aug. 12, 2010, when they beat the Dodgers, 10-9, after trailing, 9-2, in the eighth.
The Phillies continue to excel at both walking it off and hitting slams, as Andrew McCutchen has hit two slams himself this season and hit a walk-off home run earlier in this series. He was pretty excited about Miller’s blast:
Miller, for his part, seems to be one of those players who chooses the most epic moments. The Clutch Factor, if you will. This was his 10th home run of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Earlier this month, he had a three-homer game against the Cubs, the first Phillies first baseman to hit three bombs in a game since Ryan Howard in 2006.
Not to rain on the parade here, but considering the Phillies have not yet made any trades, and the Phils have had a monstrous week offensively, might Dave Dombrowski be reconsidering his plans? If ever there was a time to sell, it’s when your entire lineup is hotter than the hot stove.