Phillies Avoid the Sweep, Walk it Off Against Dodgers in Extra Innings, 4-3
The Phillies came from behind in the bottom of the tenth inning, scoring two runs on an error by second basemen Max Muncy to beat the Dodgers and avoid the sweep 4-3.
Phillies (19-22) Beat Dodgers (27-13)
- Winning Pitcher: Corey Knebel (1-3, 3.18)
- Losing Pitcher: Evan Phillips (1-2, 2.81)
- Save: n/a
Max Muncy’s two-run fielding error in the bottom of the 10th, capped off what was a wild sequence of events in a Phillies win. With two outs, Alec Bohm hit a slow ground ball that caught the edge of the mound and was bobbled by Muncy, allowing two runs to score including Roman Quinn all the way from second base.
Garrett Stubbs, who hit his first career home run in the 6th inning, reached base on a single in which JT Realmuto was caught off the bag at third base and called out. With one out and nobody in scoring position it seemed unlikely that the Phils would be able to rally and tie the game. But Roman Quinn came through with his biggest hit of the year, moving Stubbs to third base just ahead of a Mookie Betts throw.
Jean Segura sent the game to extra innings with another two out RBI in the bottom of the 9th inning that scored Nick Castellanos. Castellanos reached base in the previous at bat, with yet another huge two out double that bounced off the left field fence.
Zach Eflin was excellent today, allowing only a pair of solo home runs to Mookie Betts in the 3rd inning and Edwin Rios in the 4th. Eflin tossed seven strong innings allowing only four hits while striking out a career high 12 hitters.
I can’t think of a better way to cap off a week of immense offensive struggles, that includes three combined shutouts at the hands of the Padres and Dodgers. Now, the Phillies have some positive momentum going into a huge series against the division rival Braves in Atlanta.
Seriously, if the Phillies has lost that game and been swept by the Dodgers at home for the first time since 2012, the fan base would have been ready to revolt. I already had my ‘Should the Phils Fire Joe Girardi’ article all ready to go. But now the wind is at their back and they have their ace Zack Wheeler ready to go in the opening game of the series tomorrow night.
ITS THE FIGHTINSSSSSSS
Mookie Betts hits his fourth home run of the season against the Phils to put the Dodgers on top in the 3rd inning.
Edwin Rios adds to the lead with a solo shot of Zach Eflin in the 4th inning.
Garrett Stubbs hits his first career home run and first home run as a member of the Phillies to cut the Dodgers lead in half.
Rhys Hoskins slams his helmet in disgust after grounding into the double play with the tying run at third in the 8th inning.
Jean Segura ties it up in the bottom of the 9th with an RBI single to score Nick Castellanos.
Trea Turner knocks in one run with a RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers back the lead.
After a Roman Quinn double moved Garrett Stubs to third, Max Muncy boots the ground ball from Alec Bohm allowing to runs to score and the Phillies to walk it off in dramatic fashion.
Phillies Win 4-2
The Phillies open up a four game series against the division-rival Braves in Atlanta on Monday night.
Zack Wheeler (2-3, 3.49) will toe the rubber facing off against Tucker Davidson (1-0 5.87), with the first pitch scheduled for 7:20 pm.
NBC Sports will carry the broadcast of the game.
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