Kyle Schwarber, JT Realmuto power Phillies to a 6-2 win against the San Diego Padres
The Philadelphia Phillies snapped a three game skid late last night against the San Diego Padres, winning 6-2. Kyle Schwarber and JT Realmuto both hit home runs to put an end to Padres’ ace Joe Musgrave’s unbeaten start to 2022.
Musgrove cruised through four innings of hitless baseball as it looked like the Phillies cold streak at the plate was going to continue. Odubel Herrera then tied the ball game at one a piece in the fifth before the Phillies exploded in the sixth inning.
Bryson Stott hit a leadoff double, Kyle Schwarber hit a home run, Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos hit back-to-back singles, then JT Realmuto ended a home run drought dating back to May 26th to seal the win for the Phillies.
Musgrove, now 8-1, watched his ERA rise from 1.59 to 2.12. He allowed seven hits and six earned runs. On the mound for the Phillies was Ranger Suarez.
Suarez was fantastic last night and the Phillies have now helped him win three of his last four starts after a shaky start to the 2022 season. Suarez threw 7.1 innings, allowing seven hits, and two earned runs while striking out three.
Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres
- Ranger Suarez – W (6-4)
- Joe Musgrove – L (8-1)
Eric Hosmer hits a solo home run off Ranger Suarez in the bottom of the second.
Here’s something you don’t see very often. Talk about a heads up play from Rhys Hoskins to get out of the second inning with an inning ending double play.
Ranger Suarez worked himself in and out of trouble in the fourth inning, getting out of a bases loaded jam unscathed to keep it a one run game.
Odubel Herrera singles to shallow left-center field to score Didi Gregorius.
Tie Ball Game – 1-1
Kyle Schwarber gives the Phillies the lead in the top of the sixth inning with a two-run home run off Joe Musgrove, bringing home Bryson Stott.
JT Realmuto seals it in the top of the sixth with a three-run home run to extend the Phillies lead to 6-1.
Mandatory video love for Seranthony Dominguez, who continues to be the Phillies best option out of the bullpen this season. This is absolutely disgusting!!
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will send Aaron Nola (4-4, 3.11 ERA) to the mound against Padres rookie MacKenzie Gore (4-3, 3.64) tonight.