Phillies bounce back, beat the Mets 9-8 in extras
After losing two straight to the Mets, where the Phillies scored a combined 2 runs, they wasted no time this afternoon getting things going for Zack Wheeler. Jean Segura cleared the bases with a double in the first, scoring McCutchen, Realmuto, and Harper.
Rhys Hoskins hit a 2-run HR in the top of the 2nd inning to make it 5-0 Phillies. Hoskins continues to dunk on the haters. He is now 13-35 with 6 home runs and 5 doubles in his last 9 games. Time to put some respect on his name, folks.
The ground ball machine Zack Wheeler was phenomenal yet again. Against his old team, Wheeler pitched 6 innings, allowing 8 hits, 3 earned runs, and struck out 7.
JT Realmuto added a solo shot and just like that the Phillies were up 6-0. What an easy Labor Day victory to get back on track, right?
…Wrong. The Phillies would surrender 7 unanswered runs as the bats went silent until Alec Bohm came up to the plate with 2 outs in the 8th inning. Bohm roped a hit to right center, scoring Jean Segura to tie the game. Andrew Knapp had the opportunity to score as well but got thrown out in a rundown heading home.
We headed into extras and Jean Segura hit a 2-run home run to give the Phillies a 9-7 lead.
Hector Neris entered in the bottom of the 10th to close out the game, and let me tell you something, I’ve never related to a tweet more than this one from Danny:
Neris would allow the runner on second to score, which sucked because it blew the Phillies -1.5 bet, but he ended up closing the game out to win 9-8.
The Phillies have a quick turnaround tomorrow, with a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox. From there, we play 7 games over the next 5 days against the Marlins, who always give the Phillies trouble, but we’ll tackle that later this week.
Happy Labor Day everyone. Cheers.
Ring that bell, baby.
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer