Teams that go up 2-0 in the National League Division Series are 16-0 in those series. Teams that go up 2-0 in the American League Division Series, by comparison, are 11-4, bringing the combined record to 27-4.
The Phillies are now 19-32 all-time in the postseason, and 2-3 in the NLDS. The Brewers are 8-11 all-time in the postseason, and 0-2 in the NLDS.
Shane Victorino's grand slam in the second inning of Game 2 was Philadelphia's first all-time in postseason play, his first career slam and his second career NLDS home run. The slam was the second in NLDS play this season, after Dodgers first baseman James Loney accomplished the feat on Wednesday night in Game 1 against the Cubs.
The Phillies' six doubles in Game 2 tied their club postseason record, set during Game 3 of the 1976 NL Championship Series, in Cincinnati. The NLDS record for doubles in a game is seven, set by the Astros in Game 3 of the 2005 NLDS against the Braves.
The Phillies' four stolen bases tied an NLDS record, accomplished four times. The Braves were the last to do it, in Game 4 of the 2004 NLDS against the Astros.
Brewers starter CC Sabathia now holds a 7.92 ERA in five career postseason outings, after allowing five runs in 3 2/3 innings on Thursday.
With a flawless inning on Thursday, Brewers reliever Eric Gagne has now thrown three consecutive perfect innings in the postseason, dating back to last October's American League Championship Series.
Thursday's announced crowd of 46,208 was the largest in Citizens Bank Park history, eclipsing last year's record crowd of 45,991 for NLDS Game 2.
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