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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The Phillies haven’t done this since 1933

The Phillies have been on a much-needed offensive tear over the last week.

According to NBC Sports Philly, this is the first time they’ve scored seven or more runs in seven consecutive games since 1933. They’ve scored seven or more in eight of their last ten games, and have won all but one of those eight games.

This was their 30th game of the season in which they scored seven or more runs.

While the offensive power is impressive, it’s also necessary. Bryce Harper and his teammates have had to outslug their opponents because their pitching is shakier than a palm tree in the wind.

Aaron Nola gave up all six of the Nationals’ runs in what has turned out to be an unpalatable season. Only Kyle Gibson and Zack Wheeler have sub-4 ERAs. Chase Anderson found his way to the Rangers after being released by the Phillies, and Zach Eflin and Vince Velasquez are on the IL.

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