Phillies: 4 History-making moments from their sweep of the Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 02: Andrew McCutchen #22, Bryce Harper #3 and Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after a 7-6 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 02: Andrew McCutchen #22, Bryce Harper #3 and Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after a 7-6 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Phillies Andrew McCutchen
Sep 2, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits a three RBI double against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports /

Andrew McCutchen’s RBI count against the Nationals is historic

Again, the Nationals are not a great team this year, so take this stat with a grain of salt.

But hapless opponent aside, who doesn’t love a Cutch moment?

In the sixth inning, with the Phillies scoreless and trailing by six, McCutchen stepped up to the plate with one out and the bases loaded. He promptly cleared them.

https://twitter.com/Phillies/status/1433509846607933441?s=20

The Nationals have padded Cutch’s stat line considerably and helped him join franchise history in the process.

This is McCutchen’s first 20+ homer season since 2018, though part of that is due to the ACL tear that ended his 2019 season, and a shortened 2020 season in which he hit 10 home runs in 57 games.

He also has more 4-RBI games (4) than anyone on his team, and is one of only 23 MLB players with four or more of such games.

But when you’re in the same conversation as Mike Schmidt and Ryan Howard, you’re doing something right. (Or the Nats are doing something wrong.)

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