"Red October" returning for Philadelphia Phillies fans at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia will have to wait at least one more year. For the eighth straight season, the club will not appear in the postseason and compete for their third World Series championship in franchise history.
The Phillies were officially eliminated from the 2019 postseason after falling 4-1 to the Washington Nationals in the first of Tuesday's doubleheader at Nationals Park.
#Phillies six outs from being eliminated from postseason. A look at their playoff odds since opening day, courtesy of @fangraphs Had a season-high 66.7 percent chance to make the postseason on May 29, when they were 33-22. pic.twitter.com/fRNn4TPgtE— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 24, 2019
The only teams with a longer postseason drought than the Phillies are the Chicago White Sox (11 years), San Diego Padres (13), Miami Marlins (16) and the Seattle Mariners (18), notes the Philadelphia Inquirer's Scott Lauber.