Zack Wheeler Shines in First Complete Game Shutout, Phillies Win 2-0 and Complete the Sweep of the Brewers
The Philadelphia Phillies completed the sweep today vs the Milwaukee Brewers by a final score of 2-0. Zack Wheeler would throw his first complete-game shutout as a member of the Phillies today, going nine innings strong, letting up three hits, zero earned runs, and striking out eight batters. The Phillies sit at two games above .500 (17-15), and now hold a 1.5 game lead on the New York Mets in the NL East.
Zack Wheeler and Brandon Woodruff have both been pitching great seasons so far for their respective teams, and they didn’t disappoint in today’s throwback matinee. With only two combined hits throughout the first seven innings, it was all about what pitcher would make the first mistake. Woodruff would be that pitcher, as he gave Alec Bohm a 97 mph fastball on the inside part of the plate, and T-Mac will take you the rest of the way.
A 1-0 game going into the bottom of the 8th, the Phils were looking for more insurance to give Wheeler for the 9th. They did exactly that, as Rhys Hoskins would slash Cutch home from 2nd on an RBI double that shot off into the left-field corner.
Zack Wheeler was flat-out unstoppable today on the mound. Sitting batters down left and right in the powder blues is a beautiful sight, with the series sweep being the cherry on top. No pitcher throws a complete game without their catcher behind the plate. Andrew Knapp called a great game from behind the plate today, zoning in on utilizing Wheeler’s fastball as his main pitch all day. The Brewers got two hits in the last inning, but Girardi trusted his guy and let him finish out his day.
|Zack Wheeler||9 IP||3 Hits||0 ER||8 Ks|
The Philadelphia Phillies win four games in a row since the first four games of the year, as they sweep the Brewers today by a final score of 2-0. The Phils head out of town as they start a nine-game road streak, kicking it off with three games in Atlanta starting tomorrow.
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