Bryce Harper, Bryson Stott Hit Clutch Late Game Homers as Phillies Sweep the Angels 9-7.
Bryce Harper hit a game tying grand-slam in the 8th inning and Bryson Stott walked it off with a three run shot in the 9th, as the Phillies swept the series against the Angels 9-7.
Phillies (25-29) Beat Angels (27-28)
- Winning Pitcher: Corey Knebel (2-4, 3.52)
- Losing Pitcher: Raisel Inglesias (1-4, 4.91)
- Save: n/a
Holy Shit! That was definitely the game of the year so far for this Phillies squad.
After previously trailing the Angels by five runs and behind by four runs entering the 8th inning, Bryce Harper tied the game up with his sixth career grand slam and his first since his legendary hit against the Chicago Cubs on August 15, 2019.
But the Phillies bullpen was unable to hold the lead, as Corey Knebel allowed a run to score, on a Matt Duffy RBI single, that probably should have been fielded cleanly at first base by Rhys Hoskins. But the Angles, losers of 10 straight game entering Sunday’s contest were able to out-stink the Phils and seemed desperate to hold on to the lead.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, Alec Bohm and Didi Gregorius, who was making his first appearance at the plate since being activated off the injured list, both reached base via singles, setting up Bryson Stott for biggest major league at bat.
Bryson Stott went up 3-0 in the count against against Raisel Inglesias, before then watching a pitch and fouling off another. On a 3-2 pitch Stott ripped a hanging curveball 366 feet over the right field fence for his second career home run and first career walk-off.
The Phillies were down 5-0 after a rough 4th inning, in which the defense committed an error and starting pitcher Kyle Gibson allowed five runs on five hits. The Phillies started to chip away in the 5th inning when JT Realmuto and Nick Castellanos both drove in runs cutting the Angels lead to 5-2.
That’s 3-0 since Rob Thomson took over for Joe Girardi and its clear this team is finding energy it didn’t have under the previous regime. Over the first third of the season this team would have rolled over and lost by multiple runs, but with team leader Bryce Harper leading the way, this squad seems it is never out of a game.
The Phillies will look to make it five consecutive wins, when they take on the Brewers in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
JT Realmuto grounds out with the bases loaded in the third inning and the game remains scoreless.
Walsh puts the Angels on the board with a 2 RBI single to right field.
Alec Bohm takes too long loading up in an attempt to throw out Joe Adell at first base allowing the runner to score from third base and failing to record the out.
Rhys Hoskins makes a bad throw to second base after fielding a bunt allowing a run to score and failing to record an out in the Angels big 4th inning.
Bryson Stott throws out Mike Trout from deep in the hole at shortstop.
Still 5-2 Angels
Just one batter after making a fantastic play Bryson Stott lets the ball bounce off his glove allowing Walsh to reach second. Walsh would score later in the inning adding to the Angels lead.
Bryce Harper ties the game up with one swing. LETS GOOOOOO!!!
The Angels take the lead on a single that Rhys Hoskins simply has to come up with..
Bryson Stott walks it off with a three run blast in the bottom of the 9th off Angels pitcher Raisel Inglesias.
PHILLIES WIN 9-7
The Phillies have an off day Monday before traveling on Tuesday to Milwaukee to take on the NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers for a three game set.
Ranger Suarez (4-3, 4.69) will toe the rubber facing off against Jason Alexander (0-0, 2.57), with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will have the broadcast of the game.
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