Before Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis did so yesterday, the Phillies had never hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning or later at Citizens Bank Park ... or Veterans Stadium.
The last time they did so in a home game was May 8, 1970, when Deron Johnson and Don Money connected in the ninth inning of what would become an 8-4, 12-inning loss to the Dodgers at Connie Mack Stadium. Between then and yesterday, the Fightins have clubbed late back-to-backers 10 times, all on the road. That includes doing so on back-to-back nights in Colorado in 1999.
Here are the last 12 instances of Phillies’ back-to-back homers in the ninth inning or later:
|May 8, 1970||Dodgers||9th||Deron Johnson||Don Money||T 4-4||L 4-8 (12)|
|April 20, 1987||at Expos||9th||Lance Parrish||Glenn Wilson||W 4-2||W 4-3|
|May 8, 1999||at Rockies||9th||Rico Brogna||Ron Gant||W 7-2||W 7-2|
|May 9, 1999||at Rockies||9th||Rob Ducey||Desi Relaford||W 10-8||W 10-8|
|Aug. 1, 2000||at Padres||9th||Scott Rolen||Pat Burrell||T 9-9||L 9-10 (10)|
|Aug. 9, 2003||at Giants||10th||Pat Burrell||Jimmy Rollins||W 8-5||W 8-6|
|May 4, 2005||at Mets||9th||Chase Utley||Bobby Abreu||L 2-3||L 2-3|
|Sept. 3, 2005||at Nationals||9th||Ryan Howard||David Bell||T 4-4||L 4-5|
|April 24, 2009||at Marlins||9th||Shane Victorino||Chase Utley||W 7-3||W 7-3|
|Sept. 18, 2009||at Braves||9th||Jimmy Rollins||Ben Francisco||W 9-3||W 9-4|
|April 23, 2012||at D'backs||9th||Shane Victorino||Carlos Ruiz||L 5-9||L 5-9|
|May 19, 2013||Reds||9th||Erik Kratz||Freddy Galvis||W 3-2||W 3-2|