On Saturday, the Phillies had two types of momentum on their side.
The eight-game winning run they carried into the middle game of a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks was certainly number one.
On the pitcher’s mound, it was Numero Dos.
Zack Wheeler resumed his recent success by leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Phillies won their ninth game in a row, matching their best winning streak since the 2011 squad, which went on to win a club-record 102 games. (The most consecutive wins by a team is 13, which was achieved most recently in 1991.)
With Saturday’s victory, Rob Thomson is now 8-0 since taking over for Joe Girardi when the team was 22-29. The Phillies are over.500 for the first time since they were 3-2 five days into the season.
What an incredible trip with so many wins, so much power (the Phillies have hit 22 home runs during their nine-game winning streak), and so much strong beginning pitching.