Phillies bats explode for 5 HR in 11-4 blowout over Reds
The Phillies combined for 5 home runs, including 2 by Rhys Hoskins who’s 5 RBI’s propelled the Phillies over the Reds 11-4.
Phillies (65-51) Beat Reds (45-70)
- Winning Pitcher: Kyle Gibson (8-5, 4.30)
- Losing Pitcher: TJ Zeuch (0-2, 13.50)
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Rhys Hoskins hit two home runs and the Phillies combined for five dingers after going their previous six games without hitting a long ball. Hoskins was 3-5 and had 5 RBI’s as the Phils cruised to a second straight victory over the hapless Reds.
The Phils hit back-to-back home runs for the 6th time this season when Darick Hall and Nick Castellanos went yard in the 3rd inning to give the Phils a 2-0 lead. Garrett Stubbs tacked the night off with a 3-run shot in the 9th inning to put officially put the game into blowout territory.
Kyle Gibson notched a career high 11 strikeouts, his most since his first start of the season against Oakland when he punched out 10 A’s. Gibson allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs over his 6 innings of work and was solid outside of a few pitches in the 3rd inning when he gave up back-to-back home runs to Jake Fraley and Jonathan India.
Brandon Marsh was injured attempting to climb the center field wall on India’s home run when he came down awkwardly on his knee. Everything about the injured looked bad and now the Phillies appear to be back on the search for an everyday center fielder.
I heard Odubel Herrera might be looking for a job… Does anyone still have Roman Quinn’s phone number?
Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper had their injury status updated today and when either returns to action it appears that Matt Vierling will be the best option remaining in center.
Jose Alvarado and Connor Brogdon both added clean innings out of the bullpen in the 7th and 8th innings. The Reds were able to tack on one additional run in the 9th inning off Nick Nelson who allowed three hits in a rocky inning.
Tonight marked the 10,0000th win for the Philadelphia Phillies franchise who got a lot of shit for being the first professional franchise to lose 10k games more than a decade ago. Can we please stop talking about this now? Please!
The Phils go for the sweep of the Reds (who are downright pathetic just like the rest of the NL Central) tomorrow afternoon with the first pitch at 12:35.
Darick Hall breaks the Phillies 6-game drought without hitting a home run and puts his team ahead in the 3rd inning.
Nick Castellanos goes deep against his former team and back-to-back for the Phils.
Jake Fraley ties the game up for the Reds in the 3rd inning by absolutely crushing a breaking ball that failed to break from Kyle Gibson.
Jonathan India puts the Reds on top with a back-to-back shot off Kyle Gibson and Brandon Marsh is injured attempting to climb the wall and make the catch.
Very unathletic play from Marsh there. Does anyone have Oduble Herrera’s phone number ?
Rhys Hoskins puts the Phils back on top with his 25th home run this season. Kapow!
Matt Vierling is robbed of an extra base hit by Albert Almora Jr, yet manages to add to the Phils lead with a sac-fly instead.
Nick Maton makes a fantastic catch in left field to rob Albert Almora Jr while filling in for an injured Brandon Marsh.
Rhys Hoskins goes deep for the second time tonight as he crushes a ball 422 feet to center field to put the Phils up big in the 8th inning.
My favorite Phillies player, Garrett Stubbs goes yard against his former team with a 3-run shot to right field in the 9th inning making this game into a blowout.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds in the last game of a three-game set at Great American Ballpark.
Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.52) will toe the rubber facing off against Nick Lodolo (3-4, 4.72) with the first pitch scheduled for 12:35 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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