Phillies win four straight, complete sweep of Yankees with a 7-0 win
The Phillies have won four games in a row and are now one game above the .500 mark. They just completed a two-game weekend series sweep of the New York Yankees. For the very few people (trolls, losers) out there who think I’m just writing that to be a smart ass and show you that I’m not just copying stats by saying something outlandish, I assure you that’s not the case. It actually happened.
The Phillies scored eight runs on Saturday and had 14 hits, as Jean Segura hit another walk off for the Phillies, their third in three straight games. Today, they had 12 hits and scored seven. Aaron Nola was on the mound and returned to form, throwing seven plus innings of shutout baseball. Nola only allowed three hits and one walk while striking out nine batters on 103 pitches.
ODUBEL HERRERA, JEAN SEGURA LEADING THE WAY FOR THE PHILLIES
The top of the order has been fantastic for the Phillies, with Odubel Herrera and Jean Segura leading the way. Jean Segura has 12 hits and eight RBI over his last seven games while batting .429. Herrera, is batting .297 with 19 hits, two home runs, and six RBI over the last 15 games.
Side Note: Can someone please tell NBC Sports Philadelphia, the home of Phillies baseball, that it’s okay to show Odubel Herrera highlights on Twitter and mention his name on social media? These losers think they are making a difference by completely blacklisting our centerfielder and its honestly disgusting.
Today, the top of the lineup kept things red hot yet again. Herrera was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Jean Segura was 3-for-4 with two RBI. JT Realmuto was 2-for-4 with two RBI and Andrew McCutchen was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Cutch is now hitting .353 with a 1.174 OPS in his last 10 games.
The Phillies offense is finally performing as we expected them to play all season long. Although there weren’t any home runs over the last three games, the Phillies racked up 35 hits while limiting strikeouts to just 17 in the same frame.
The best baseball of the season for the Phillies could not come at a better time. They are now 7-2 in June. At the end of May, we talked about how June would be an extremely important month for the Phillies. The team just finished a 6-2 home stand and will now head to the West Coast to face the Dodgers and the Giants.
Spencer Howard will be on the mound tomorrow night in Los Angeles against Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin. The Phillies are 11-19 on the road and currently are +157 to win tomorrow night against the Dodgers. Spencer Howard will be responsible for keeping things moving as the Phillies go for five straight wins.
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY