2007 Rewind….a day-by-day look at that magical September

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By Paul Hagen

Ten years ago the Phillies staged one of the most remarkable stretch run comebacks in baseball history. On September 12 they were seven games behind the Mets with just 17 games left. No team in baseball had ever overcome that large a deficit with so few games remaining.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll take a day-by-day look at how they rallied to edge the Mets on the final day of season through excerpts from “A September to Remember,” a feature in the 2017 Phillies Yearbook.

Friday, September 21, 2007 
Beat Nationals, 6–3, at RFK Stadium. 1 ½ GB.

Ryan Howard (42), Pat Burrell (29) and Jimmy Rollins (29) all homered. Starter Adam Eaton, who came into the game with a 6.36 earned run average, held the Nationals to three runs in five innings and that was good enough for the win. “We’re just on a roll at the right time,” he said.

The Mets kept pace with a 9–6 win at Miami.

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