RING IT: Phillies Defeat the New York Mets 5-3 to Win Their 7th Game in a Row
The Phillies beat the Mets in game two of a three game series on Saturday by a final score of 5-3. Yesterday’s win makes it seven in a row for the Phils, the first time they’ve won seven in a row since 2012. Citizens Bank Park was electric once again, with the Phillies playing their best baseball they’ve played in years.
It was a pretty slow baseball game to start, with the game being tied at 0-0 for the first five and a half innings. Ranger Suarez got the start for the Phils today, throwing his second game since being implemented into the starting rotation. Suarez went 2.2 IP, with 0 hits, 0 earned runs, and 4 strikeouts. Suarez got into some trouble due to three walks, but he found a way to battle out of it. A usual starter would have went longer in his scenario, but being on a pitch count of 60 prevented that.
JD Hammer would pitch 2.1 flawless innings for the team today, letting up just two hits, striking out three batters, and throwing 25 strikes on 39 total pitches. Hamme has been great for this team as of recent, and he got his first win of the season today to go along with his great performance. Hector Neris kept doing his job as well as Jose Alvarado, who pitched a combined three innings, allowing zero hits and four total strikeouts.
After all this, the game was still locked at 0-0. Bamboo Brad Miller, who has been replacing the injured Rhys Hoskins at first base, stepped up the the plate in the bottom of the fifth, and obliterated a baseball to right center field.
Alec Bohm would immediately follow with a double to deep centerfield, and Travis Jankowski would walk, putting two men on for Odubel Herrera. Odubel has had a very up and down season with the team, never knowing what you’re going to get at the plate. He sat on a fastball today, and sent this baseball into oblivion. I don’t know what was cooler, the home run, or the epic bat flip. TMac, take it away.
That could’ve been one of the coolest bat flips in Citizens Bank Park history, and seeing it in person made it just more unbelievable. With the current winning streak, holding the lead for first place in the NL East, and the way the Phillies are playing right now, CBP has been electric the last two days.
Brad Miller wasn’t done. He came up to bat in the bottom of the 8th, with the Phillies winning 4-0. Something about Miller and multi-HR games man. He waited for his pitch, got it, and took it opposite field into the left field seats for his second home run of the night.
If there’s one thing everybody knows about the Phillies, we know that they just love to make things interesting when they don’t need to be. Conforto, Villar, and McCann would go back to back to back in the top of the 9th off of Phillies pitcher Mauricio Llovera to make it a 5-3 ballgame.
Ian Kennedy would come in to close out the game. Kennedy has pitched in just a few games as a Philadelphia Phillie since being acquired, but he’s done his job (for the most part) every time. He would strike out Pete Alonso and J.D Davis to end the game, and MAN was he fired up about it.
58-53. Seven game win streak. Chance for the sweep tomorrow. The Phillies won on Saturday afternoon in exciting fashion, hitting four home runs to take the game 5-3. JD Hammer would get the win, and Ian Kennedy would get the save for the team. The Fightin’s look to complete the sweep of the New York Mets this afternoon at 1:05, and sit 2.5 games up in the NL East.
The Phillies are hot. The vibes are immaculate. BUY A SHIRT. The Hunt for Red October is on, ladies and gentlemen.