Phillies Take Series Finale Over Marlins 3-1, after Garrett Stubbs Miracle Walk Off HR in 9th Inning
Garrett Stubbs hit a 3-run walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning, to lift the Phillies over the Marlins 3-1 in the series finale.
Phillies (32-31) Beat Marlins (30-35)
- Winning Pitcher: Connor Brogdon (2-0, 2.35)
- Losing Pitcher: Tanner Scott (2-2, 5.04)
- Save: n/a
One day after the Phillies closer Corey Knebel blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning, the Phillies found their own magic courtesy of a 3-run walk off home run from backup catcher Garrett Stubbs.
Despite starter Kyle Gibson delivering his strongest appearance of the season, the Phils were unable to capitalize on anything offensively, as they entered the 9th inning 0-10 with runners in scoring position. Gibsons pitched 8 plus innings, allowing 7 hits and only one earned run on a Miguel Rojas solo home run that hit the foul pole in the 5th inning.
Gibson was extremely efficient, tossing 63 of his 89 pitches for strikes before being pulled from the ball game after giving up a single to Jon Berti in the 9th inning. Connor Brogdon entered the game in relief and was able to strand the inherited runner at third base.
Alec Bohm sparked the winning rally in the bottom of the ninth with a one out single against Marlins closer Tanner Scott. JT Realmuto walked in the next at bat to move the tying run into scoring position, but recent call up Yairo Muñoz struck out and was unable to advance the runners.
Enter Garret Stubbs, who drove a 2-2 fastball from Scott into the right field bleachers, giving the Phils their second walk off victory of the series and propelling them back above the .500 mark of the season.
That’s a great come from behind win for the Phils who are about to embark on a 3 city, 9-game road trip that begins against the Nationals in Washington on Thursday evening. The Phillies sit just four games back of the Atlanta Braves for the last wild card spot in the National League and need to capitalize on five game against the basement dwelling Nats.
Miguel Rojas is reaching official Philly Killer status after a tremendous series in Philadelphia.
Rhys Hoskins should have scored on an inside the park home run, but failed to run out of the box and was forced to settle for a leadoff triple. The Phillies were unable to score Hoskins from third and it remains a one run game.
Kyle Schwarber questions the call after being rung up on pitch upstairs in the strike zone.
Alec Bohm makes a sliding catch against the third base railing to make a clutch out in the 8th inning.
The Phillies will travel to Washington on Thursday opening up a five game set agains the division rival Nationals. The Phillies will play a doubleheader on Friday with the first game beginning at 1:05 and the second game at 7:05.
Zack Wheeler (5-2, 2.84) will toe the rubber facing off against TBD (0-0 0.00), with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will have the broadcast of the game.
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