Phillies salvage series, beat Rockies 9-6
The Phillies salvaged the series and ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Rockies 9-6 Wednesday afternoon.
The Phillies sent nine men to the plate in their big five-run seventh inning that was capped off by a clutch three run bomb from Johan Camargo.
Johan Camargo 4-4, Alec Bohm 2-4 and Kyle Schwarber 1-3, led the way, with a combined 8 RBI for the offensively struggling Phillies.
Camargo who is slashing .382/.417/.529 has now hit safely in eight of his last ten games. It’s not a terrible problem for Joe Girardi but he HAS to find a way to get both Camargo and Bohm on the field at the same time. There may be more playing time available after Didi Gregorius took a pitch off his left hand on Tuesday night in what the Phillies are calling a ‘contusion’.
Rockies first basemen CJ Cron had another two RBI’s today to make it six in total for the series.
The Phillies ended the seven game road trip with a 2-5 record.
That’s pretty pathetic for a team with such high expectations. But i’m not going be like all the losers on social media digging the Phillies grave in April.
We got a win today. Savor it.
Phillies (5-8) Beat Rockies (8-4)
- Winning Pitcher: Brad Hand (1-0)
- Losing Pitcher: Jhoulys Chacin (2-1)
- Save: Corey Knebel (2)
Phillies can’t cash in on the leadoff double…
Ryan McMahon one-hopped the first pitch of the at-bat of the right field wall for a 2 RBI double.
Nick Castellanos took German Marquez deep to the center field forest, putting the Phillies on the scoreboard and cutting the Rockies lead in half.
After Zach Eflin allowed to straight hits to start the fifth inning, Randal Grichuk brought home one run with a sac fly to right field.
C.J. Cron, who is the perfect Colorado Rockies player, puts his club on top with a line drive single to center field.
Kyle Schwarber absolutely demolished this German Marquez slider launching it 468 feet to the upper deck in right field. The measurement of 468 feet makes Schwarber’s bomb the second longest home run hit in baseball during the 2022 season.
Zach Eflin entering the sixth inning but was pulled after allowing a two-out single to Danny Trejo
Brad Hand came in for relief of Eflinandt managed to get Charlie Blackmon swinging after walking his first batter and throwing a wild pitch allowing both runners to advance.
Eflin: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Kyle Schwarber just barely got hit by this inside fastball! I would have preferred an extra-base hit, but I guess we will take them however we can get them!
Alec Bohm, who is somehow leading the majors in sacrifice flys, added to this total by driving in Bryce Harper and increasing the Phillies lead to two runs.
Johan Camargo is my favorite Phillie of the new season. He is the only guy with any semblance of swagger or energy and actually appears to be enjoying himself. That’s probably a lot easier when you spent all of 2021 in the minor leagues carrying your own bags from town to town.
Camargo took Lucas Gilbreath deep for the first three run home run of the season by the Phillies to extend their lead and cap off a huge seventh inning.
Jeurys Familia, who gave up the big home run in last nights loss, allowed a single and then this double to C.J. Cron scoring one run and cutting into the big Phillies lead.
Jeurys Familia was overthrowing every pitch and allowed his second straight RBI double to Ryan McMahon cuttin the lead to three runs.
Jose Alvarado tossed a no-hit 12 pitch 8th inning after looking shaky in his previous appearance.
Then Corey Knebel entered the game in the ninth inning in and closed out the Rockies in a 1-2-3 inning including this strikeout of Ryan McMahon.
The Phillies will open up a seven game home stand on Friday, when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizen Bank Park.
Ranger Suarez (0-1) will get the nod against Freddy Peralta (0-1) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia WILL carry the broadcast of the game.
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