Alec Bohm powers the Phillies to 2-0 win in St. Louis, Kyle Gibson set to take the mound for game two at 2:15PM
The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off a four game series in St. Louis last night and earned a 2-0 victory thanks to two solo home runs by Alec Bohm.
The Phillies took a one game lead over the Cardinals for the third Wild Card spot in the National League and improved to a season-high six games over .500 with a 45-39 record.
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Zack Wheeler remained dominant going toe-to-toe with Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals last night. Wheeler tossed 7 innings, allowing just five hits, one walk, and zero runs while striking out five.
On the season, Wheeler is 8-4 with a 2.46 ERA. Since late April, he has started 13 games and is 8-1 with a 1.53 ERA. Wheeler has allowed just 14 runs in just over 82 innings pitched, striking out 93 batters and only walking 17.
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Although the offense wasn’t clicking last night, Alec Bohm stepped up and delivered when the Phillies needed him most, launching two solo home runs to guide the team to a much needed win.
Alec Bohm HR No. 1
Alec Bohm HR No. 2
Wild Stat: The Phillies became the first team in MLB History to win a game 2-0 on a multi-home run game from their number 8 or 9 hitter.
Up Next for the Phillies
Today, the Phillies will send Kyle Gibson to the mound to face Dakota Hudson in game two of four against St. Louis. Gibson’s last start made MLB History, but not in a good way. He allowed four home runs in the top of the 1st inning, marking the 1st time in MLB history that a team has hit 4 HRs in a row in the 1st. Gibson has struggled recently, currently holding a 4-3 record on the year with a 4.91 ERA, and a 6.34 road ERA. Dakota Hudson is 6-5 with a 4.29 this season, logging a 3.03 home ERA.