The Magic Continues as the Phillies Get Their Third Straight Walkoff Win
The Phillies collected their third walkoff win in four days on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Yankees 8-7 in the bottom of the tenth inning. Jean Segura continues his All Star season with two walkoffs in two days, bringing his average up to .329, with an OPS of .838.
After a four run first inning for the Phils, including a Harper two run single, a McCutchen sac fly, and a Bohm RBI single to right, the Phils took an early 4-0 lead. But the Yankees wouldn’t go away, as Gary Sanchez would demolish a ball 407 feet into left center, and Brett Gardner would follow with a triple. The lead was still in the Phillies favor, but a two run lead is never comfortable for any team, especially the Phillies.
Runs would be traded throughout the rest of the game, and the Phils would head into the 9th inning with a 7-4 lead. With DJ LeMahieu stepping up to the plate anything is possible, and he showed that yesterday.
Any other year, part of the season, or game, the Phillies always lose this game. But with the current momentum that this Phils team has gained over the past four days, another walkoff felt extremely possible. Jean Segura stepped to the plate in the 10th inning, and for the third straight game, I’ll let Tom McCarthy take you home.
The Phillies look to sweep the two game series vs the Yankees today at 1:05, as Aaron Nola takes the mound and looks for a bounce back game. Domingo German will go for the Yankees, as the Phils look to win four in a row for the first time since May 7th. Ladies and gentlemen, three things are guaranteed in life. Death, taxes, and the Phillies pulling you back in. It’s time to go on a run.