RING IT: Offense Shines as the Phillies Win 11-2
The Phillies took game two of their three game series last night by a final score of 11-2. The offense came to life in the 8th inning, putting up an eight spot to officially put the game away. The team now sits at 43-33, with one more game before the All Star Break taking place tomorrow at 1:10 PM.
Everything went well for the Phillies last night. The team took the early 1-0 lead off of a Jean Segura lead-off home run. Segura now sits at .325 on the season, with an OPS of .836, with four home runs to his name as well. You couldn’t have asked for a much better start then what Segura gave you last night.
Alec Bohm would homer to left in the following inning, which would make it a 3-0 game. Unfortunately, Bohm would leave the game for an unknown reason at the time. It would later be announced by Joe Girardi in his postgame press conference that Alec was taken out due to COVID protocols. While the timing of any COVID situation would be preferred right before the all star break, watching a young guy who has finally started to heat up is a tough outcome for the team.
The team would bury the Red Sox in the 8th inning, as they batted around the lineup to eventually put up an eight spot. Former Phillie Brandon Workman would enter the game for the Red Sox in the 8th, and thank god he did. The team would get contributions from everyone in that inning, including a Hoskins RBI double, Torreyes RBI single, Segura RBI single, Harper RBI double, and more.
The Phillies are 6-1 in games that Matt Moore has started. Yes, you read that right. Despite Moore’s inability to go deep into games, this team seems to always find a way to win when he is on the mound (and trust me, we aren’t complaining). Moore however provided a solid start yesterday compared to his other games this year, throwing 4.1 innings, allowing just three hits, two earned runs, and three walks on the day. The consistent shakiness of Matt Moore was out the window, as he was a factor in helping this team win.
The Phillies will look to win the series on Sunday, in a matinee game at Fenway Park to wrap up the first half of the season. Sitting one game back of .500 and 4.5 games back of the Mets, some might argue this is one of the biggest games of the year. Aaron Nola (6-5, 4.53 ERA, 1.21 WHIP) will go up against former Phillie Nick Pivetta (7-3, 4.09 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) in the 88th game of the Phillies season.
Is tomorrow the World Series? No. But is this the most excited I’ve been for a Phillies game in a while? Absolutely. Phillies game and MLB Draft in one day. Get ready folks, were in for either a really good day, or a really bad day.
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