This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season.
Last Game: Phillies 1, Cubs 3
The Phillies suffered back-to-back losses for the first time of the 1993 season when the Chicago Cubs handed them their first series loss of the young season at Wrigley Field. The Cubs got to Curt Schilling early and chased him in the sixth inning as they built a 6-1 lead that would be too big a hole to climb out of.
The Phillies had their opportunities though. Milt Thompson grounded out to Cubs starting pitcher Jose Guzman with the bases loaded to end the first inning and they were unable to bring Wes Chamberlain home from second base in the second inning. The Phillies managed just one run off a wild pitch in the third inning, when three batters walked.
Dave Hollins doubled home two runs in the top of the seventh inning but that would be as close as the Phillies would get against the Cubs on this day. The loss was Schilling's first of the season and the Phillies were assured their first series loss of the season. They held a one game lead in the NL East over the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates and they still owned the best record in baseball.