Phillies bounce back from tough weekend with 4-1 victory over Reds
Noah Syndergaard tossed 7 strong innings as the Phillies bounced back from a rough weekend by beating the Reds 4-1.
Phillies (67-55) Beat Reds (48-72)
- Winning Pitcher: Noah Syndergaard (8-8, 3.77)
- Losing Pitcher: Luis Cessa (3-2, 5.67)
- Save: Andrew Bellatti (2, 3.76)
Tonight didn’t begin well as the game was delayed for an hour due to a passing thunderstorm.
Noah Sydergaard has his best start in a Phillies uniform since being acquired from the Angels at the trade deadline. Thor tossed 7 innings of 3 hit ball, allowing only a single earned run on a solo shot by Austin Romine in the 3rd inning.
Syndergaard actually walked more batter (2) than he struck out (1), but kept the ball on the edges of the plate and wasn’t afraid to challenge hitters in on their hands with his excellent sinker. With the win Syndergaard moved to 3-0 for his new team.
Nick Castellanos and Bryson Stott his back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning to kick of the scoring for the Phillies. Castellanos added a 2nd RBI in the 3rd inning and extended his current hitting streak to 12 games while JT Realmuto hit his own RBI double in the 5th inning, capping off the scoring for the Phils who only managed to move three runners into scoring position on the night.
Alec Bohm had 3 hits to push his average to an impressive .292. Its a nice boost for the young hitter who entered the night only hitting .234 in the month of August after hitting .434 in July.
Andrew Bellatti got the nod from Rod Thompson for the save opportunity after David Robertson pitched on consecutive days and the Phillies lost both Seranthony Dominguez and Corey Knebel to injury. Bellatti walked the first batter of the inning but recovered striking out consecutive hitters before getting Donovan Solano to fly out to end the ball game.
Nick Castellanos smashes a solo home run into the green foliage of Citizens Bank Park in the 2nd inning.
Bryson Stott goes back-to-back off Reds starting pitcher Luis Cessa in the 2nd inning with a moonshot to the right field upper deck.
Nick Castellanos knocks in his 2nd run of the night with an RBI double in the 3rd inning that scored JT Realmuto all the way from first base after a poor throw from the Reds right fielder.
Austin Romine takes Noah Syndergaard deep for a solo home run in the 5th inning to cut the Phils lead to 2 runs.
JT Realmuto pushes the lead back to three runs in the 5th inning with an RBI double that Reds centerfielder Nick Senzel probably should have gotten to.
Andrew Bellatti steps into the closer role and shuts down the Reds to pick up his second save of the season.
PHILS WIN 4-1!!
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will look to earn a second straight victory against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.
Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.31) will toe the rubber facing off against Nick Lodolo (3-4, 4.12) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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