Mets Helped the Phillies Set an Embarrassing MLB Record in Sunday's First Inning
Being the first MLB team to accomplish a record can be a good thing, but it wasn't for the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. They had some help from the rival New York Mets in the first inning of Sunday's matchup to set one of the most embarrassing records in league history.
Mets outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha grounded out to third base during the first inning, resulting in shortstop Francisco Lindor scoring. The score was the 100,000th allowed by the Phillies in their franchise history, according to Baseball-Reference, making them the first-ever club to achieve the unfortunate milestone.
Philadelphia Phillies History
Some people may not see the record as being that bad since the Phillies have been around since 1883. However, both the Chicago Cubs (96,988) and Atlanta Braves (96,089) have been around since 1876 and have a ways to go before they hit that milestone.
To make matters worse, the Phillies' -5,997 run differential over the course of their franchise's existence is also the worst in MLB history.
Runs against have been one of the Phillies' themes this season. Their 4.09 ERA ranks 12th-worst in the Majors, with their 5.00 ERA on the road coming in at No. 25. If anything, their new MLB record could be much bigger by the time the season is over.
Mets World Series Odds
Of course, beating up on the Phillies isn't the only thing going for them, either. FanDuel Sportsbook gives them +850 odds (No. 4) to win this season's World Series.
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