The Phillies scored more runs Saturday night than in their previous games combined this season.
The Phillies and first-year manager Gabe Kapler have endured their share of struggles at the start of this season, but you wouldn't know it by the way Saturday's game against the Marlins played out. The Phillies put up 20—Twenty!—runs against Miami in a 20-1 victory.
The action started early as Maikel Franco hit a grand slam in the first inning, putting the Phillies up 5-1.
And the hits kept coming. Aaron Altherr delivered another grand slam in the third inning, giving the Phillies a 9-1 lead.
The Phillies scored more runs Saturday night than they had in all of their games combined for the season.
The Phillies had scored 19 runs this season. They have scored 20 tonight.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) April 8, 2018
For the Marlins, this was the worst loss in franchise history. They lost 18-0 to the Braves in 1999, according to NBC Sports.