Cubs top Phillies in ten innings, 6-2
The Cubs beat the Phillies 6-2 in extra innings, after the Cubs scored 5 runs in the top of the 10th inning off relievers Jose Alvarado and Andrew Bellatti.
Cubs (37-57) Beat Phillies (49-45)
- Winning Pitcher: David Robertson (3-0, 1.88)
- Losing Pitcher Jose Alvarado (3-2, 5.33)
- Save: n/a
The Phillies wasted another outstanding start by Zack Wheeler by scoring only two runs for the second consecutive night. Wheeler tossed 7 innings allowing only one earned runs on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts. Wheeler threw 106 pitches, giving up his only run on a second innings solo home run by Cubs second basemen Nico Hoerner.
JT Realmuto tied the game with an RBI single that scored Darick Hall from second after a leadoff double in the 7th inning. Up until that point the Phils offense had only mustered four hits and would fail to move Matt Vierling who reached on another lead off double in the 8th inning.
The real drama came in the top of the 10th inning when Jose Alvarado gave up his first earned run in over a month allowing the Cubs to take the lead on an infield single by Frank Schwindel. Alec Bohm charged on the ball and made a nice play but was unable to beat the runner who got a good jump from third base.
Alvarado gave up his second run on an RBI single in the next at bat, followed by two additional runs when Alec Bohm was unable to corral a ground ball at third base that skipped into left field. Wilson Contreras would add another run with an RBI double off Andrew Bellatti after Alvarado had been lifted from the game.
Altogether it was a tough 10th inning for Bohm, who may have been better off throwing to first and getting the second out of the inning when the Cubs scored their second run of the game. It is a much easier proposition being down one run headed to the bottom of the 10th inning as opposed to five runs.
The game tomorrow that is set to start at 12:05 pm is going to be broadcast exclusively on Peacock. Thats too early for Sunday baseball and nobody has Peacock. After the recent bullshit blackout due to the Phillies being on Apple TV, this is another terrible job by the MLB to…attract (lose) viewers?
In off the field news, Jean Segura and Zach Eflin had their injury status updated recently which will greatly affect how the Phillies handle the trade deadline.
Nico Hoerner makes it 1-0 with a solo shot off Zack Wheeler in the top of the 2nd inning.
Rhys Hoskins had some words with the home plate umpire after being rung up on an outside fastball from Cubs starter Marcus Stroman.
JT Realmuto ties the game up in the 7th inning with an RBI single that scored Darick Hal from second base.
Connor Brogdon comes into the game in relief of Brad Hand, who loaded the bases up with two outs, but manages to escape the inning by getting Wilson Contreras to pop up to second base.
After Matt Vierling doubled to lead off the 8th inning, Kyle Schwarber, Rhys Hoskins, and Nick Castellanos fail to even move the runner.
Home plate umpire CB Bucknor was terrible all night and made back to back bad calls causing David Ross to freak out and get tossed from the game.
Alec Bohm field the ground ball but cant get the throw to home plate in time to beat the runner.
Cristopher Morel pushes the Cubs lead to two runs with an RBI single that dropped down in front of Nick Castellanos.
Alec Bohm commits an error at third base allowing two more Chicago runs to score.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will look to avoid the sweep in the final game of the weekend series with the Chicago Cubs in an early afternoon affair.
Bailey Falter (0-2, 4.82) will toe the rubber facing off against Drew Smyly (2-5, 4.22) with the first pitch scheduled for 12:05 pm.
Peacock???? will carry the broadcast of the game. Good luck watching it.
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