Phillies comeback to beat Braves 6-4 on Bryson Stott 8th inning 3-run bomb
Bryson Stott hit a clutch 3-run home run in the 8th inning off AJ Minter to lift the Phillies over the Braves 6-4 in the opening game of the series.
Phillies (50-46) Beat Braves (58-40)
- Winning Pitcher: Andrew Bellatti (2-3, 3.34)
- Losing Pitcher AJ Minter (4-3, 2.40)
- Save: Seranthony Dominguez (5, 1.75)
Wow! Just when I was starting to forget that good things can happen to this baseball team, Bryson Stott brings me right backkkk in.
Stott, who entered the day batting a slim .196, knocked in five runs including the go-ahead 3-run blast off Braves left handed reliever AJ Minter in the 8th inning, putting the Phillies ahead for the first time all game and sealing the comeback victory.
Minter entered the evening having only allowed 5 hits in 34 at bats with no home runs against left handed batters, so this outcome was quite surprising. If you go back and watch the video you can see Minter almost jump off the mound because he couldn’t believe he just hung a 3-2 cutter out over the plate for Stott to demolish.
It was only right that the Phillies won this game after they essentially handed the Braves 3 runs in the 2nd inning, starting with a throwing error by Johan Comargo and ending with a wild pitch from the usually steady Ranger Suarez.
Suarez tossed 5 innings and allowed three runs, although none of the three were earned. Ranger wasn’t dominant and only struck out four Braves hitters, yet managed to keep his team in the game before exiting after only 78 pitches with what looked like discomfort in his hip. Lets hope he’s ok because the Phillies can’t afford to lose another starter with Zach Eflin already out with a sore knee.
Down three runs and facing one of the best starters in the National League in Max Fried, the Phils dug with a bunch of quality at bats and answered with two runs of their own in their half of the 2nd inning on a Bryson Stott 2-RBI double. JT Realmuto tied the game up one inning later in the 3rd, with an RBI single that scored Matt Vierling from second base.
Thats a huge win over the surging Braves. Enjoy this feeling while it lasts.
Johan Camargo can’t make the easy throw to Rhys Hoskins waiting at first, allowing two runs to score in what should have ended the inning and gotten Ranger Suarez out of a bases loaded jam.
JT makes a rare defensive miscue allowing a third run to score in a disastrous 3rd inning for the Phils.
Bryson Stott gets some help from the baseball gods as this ball skips past gold glove first basemen Matt Olson allowing two runs to score for the Phils.
JT Realmuto ties the ball game up in the 3rd inning with an RBI single.
Ranger Suarez manages to finish the 5th inning even though he was visibly in discomfort on multiple pitches.
Johan Camargo is unable to make a tough play on the baseball and Marcel Ozuna drives in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the 6th inning.
Matt Vierling makes a fantastic diving catch to end the 6th inning and back up reliever Connor Brogdon.
Rhys Hoskins cant corral the foul ball up against mesh netting extending another inning for the Braves.
Bryson Stott takes AJ Minter deep to put the Phils ahead in the 8th inning. OHHH BABBYYYY!
Seranthony Dominguez shuts the door for the Phils in the 9th inning to take game one over the Braves.
FINAL: 6-4 PHILS
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will look to make it two victories in a row as they continue their 3-game series against the Atlanta Braves.
Aaron Nola (6-7, 3.13) will toe the rubber facing off against Spencer Strider (4-3, 3.03) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
Mandatory Photo Credit: Philadelphia Phillies