Alec Bohm home run leads the Phillies to a 5-inning win in Noah Syndergaard’s debut
The Phillies kicked off a 4-game set with the Washington Nationals tonight, winning 5-4 in just five innings of baseball.
The actual time of the baseball game ran just 1 hour, 39 minutes before the thunderstorms rolled through South Philly, causing a 2 hour, 6 minute rain delay before the game was eventually called.
Normally for rain relays, five innings of baseball need to be completed, but since the Phillies were at home and leading 5-4, they were awarded the win. If the game was tied or the Phillies were losing, the game would have been wiped out and not counted for either side.
Noah Syndergaard got roughed up a bit in his Phillies debut, allowing four earned runs and striking out just two batters in 5 innings. Although it wasn’t the ideal start for Syndergaard, he hadn’t pitched in 9 days and just made the move to Philadelphia so we’ll give him a break on this one.
The Nationals got on the board first, as a Luke Voit single scored Victor Robles to make it a 1-0 game in the top of the 1st. But the Phillies answered right back as Rhys Hoskins stepped to the plate in the bottom half of the inning.
The Nationals would answer right back in the Top of the 2nd, with a Cesar Hernandez single to center field that would score Maikel Franco.
Rhys Hoskins, who is now 14 for his last 42 (.333), came to the plate again in the bottom of the third and cracked a single to left field that would score newly acquired centerfielder Brandon Marsh.
The Phillies wouldn’t stop there. After Hoskins scored Marsh, Alec Bohm stepped up to the plate with Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins on base and continued his hot streak.
The Nationals would get two more runs in the Top of the 5th, after a single to left by Yadiel Hernandez, followed by a missed ball in the dirt by JT Realmuto made it a 5-4 game.
Rhys Hoskins stepped up to the plate in the bottom half of the fifth and didn’t even get to finish his at-bat and after 126 minutes, the game was finally called.
- Winning Pitcher: Noah Syndergaard
- Losing Pitcher: Pablo Espino
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The Phillies are back in action on Friday night as they look to win their third game in a row and their 9th in the last 11 games. With Thursday night’s win, the Phillies are tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the final Wild Card spot. St. Louis is on the hunt for Milwaukee in the NL Central, as all three teams hold a 57-48 record.