Rhys Hoskins 2-run homer in 10th inning propels Phillies to 4-2 win over Pirates
Rhys Hoskins had four hits, including a clutch two run home run in the top of the 10th inning propelling the Phillies to their second straight victory over the Pirates 4-2.
Phillies (53-47) Beat Pirates (40-60)
- Winning Pitcher: Seranthony Dominguez (5-3, 1.67)
- Losing Pitcher: Duane Underwood Jr. (0-3, 4.18)
- Save: Connor Brogdon (1, 2.05)
Hell of a night by Rhys Hoskins as the often maligned and overlooked first basemen had four hits in as many at bats and drove in three runs to lift the Phillies to victory in 10 innings. Hoskins biggest hit came in the top of the 10th inning when he lifted an 89 mph cutter from Pirates reliever Duane Underwood Jr. 410 feet over the center field fence to put the Phillies in the lead for the first time Friday night 4-2.
Bailey Falter had perhaps his best start of the season tonight, tossing 6 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on six hits. Falter mainly stayed out of trouble and avoided the big innings that have plagued him in his up and down rookie season. He allowed a run on two straight doubles in the 3rd inning and a solo home run in the 6th to Ke’Bryan Hayes before exiting the game having thrown 80 pitches.
Falter added a career-high 8 strikeouts, including 6 straight in the 2nd and 3rd inning, although he failed to pick up his first win. The Phillies are clearly looking to upgrade their starting rotation at the trade deadline, but so is every other team within range of the playoff hunt. If Falter can continue his development this season and provide additional quality starts for this team it would be a big bolster to a rotation that is without Zach Eflin.
Alec Bohm, NIck Castellanos, and Matt Vierling each added two hits apiece for the Phils, while Bohm extended his team high and career high hit streak to 14 games.
Kyle Schwarber tallied his 65th RBI of the season with a long RBI single in the 7th inning that bounced off the right field wall. It should have been a 2-run hit but Odubel Herrera committed one of his famous blunders and ended up on third base. Rhys Hoskins would make it all null when he singled in Herrera during the next at bat to tie the game, but he still heard it from interim-manager Rob Thompson, who could be seen having a conversation with Odubel in the dugout.
I wish we had enough minor league depth so the Phillies could release this clown.
Bailey Falter strikes out his sixth straight Pirates hitter in the 3rd inning en route to a career high eight punch outs on the evening.
Greg Allen hits the second straight double for the Pirates, scoring Kevin Newman from second base and putting the Pirates ahead in the 3rd inning.
Alec Bohm continues his torrid hot stretch and the plate and extends his career high hit streak to fourteen games.
Nick Castellanos pops up to shallow center field to end the Phils threat in the 6th inning with the bases loaded.
Ke’Bryan Hayes extends the Pirates lead with a 6th inning solo shot off Bailey Falter.
Kyle Schwarber cuts the Pirates lead in half with a long RBI single off the right field wall. For some reason Odubel Herrera stopped running and the tying run is left at third.
Rhys Hoskins notches his third hit of the ball game with an RBI single to score Odubel Herrera from third and tie the game up at 2.
Jose Alvarado is feeling it after getting himself out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th inning by striking out Ben Gamel.
Rhys Hoskins notches his fourth hit of the game with a two run shot off Pirates reliever Duane Underwood Jr. to propel the Phils into the lead in the top of the 10th inning.
Connor Brogdon pitches a clean 10th inning to pick up his first save of the season and give the Phils the win.
Phils WIN 4-2!!!
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies take on the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates in the third game of a four game series.
Ranger Suarez (7-5, 3.84) will toe the rubber facing off against Mitch Keller (3-7, 4.55) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 pm.
FOX Sports will carry the broadcast of the game.
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