Not many Phillies fans remember game 162 of the last couple years. There are some interesting things about them. It’s often fan appreciation day at Citizens Bank Park, you can see if the Phillies will only finish 19 games under .500 instead of 21, and maybe there is a chance to play spoilers to a contending team. But in all truth, these past couple years game 162 is completely meaningless to the Phillies.
But on the 2016 finale, a 5-2 win against the wild card New York Mets, game 162 was not just an ending to the season, it was an ending to an era.