Phillies combine for 15 hits in 7-5 win over Reds
The Phillies combined for 15 hits and Rhys Hoskins had 3 RBI’s in a 7-5 win, the third straight over the lousy Reds.
Phillies (69-55) Beat Reds (48-74)
- Winning Pitcher: Cristopher Sanchez (2-1, 3.94)
- Losing Pitcher: TJ Zeuch (0-3, 15.19)
- Save: David Robertson (18, 2.16)
For the third night in a row the Phils managed to get a win over a lousy Reds team. That’s exciting, yet expected for a team that has a better than 80% chance of making the playoffs and has generally beaten up on bad teams this season.
Once again the biggest news of the night was coming out of Allentown where Bryce Harper was in his second game of his rehab appearance. Last night he had two monster home runs and added two walks when he didn’t like the quality of the pitches.
Tonight he was 3-5 and hit the walk off RBI single to life the Iron Pigs over the Gwinnett Stripers. Suck it Braves! If everything goes according to plan, Harper is expected to return next Monday against the Arizona D’Backs.
Despite the Phillies scoring 7 runs the offense wasn’t exactly efficient tonight. The Phillies were just 6-16 with runners in scoring position which allowed the dreadful Reds to hang in the game.
Rhys Hoskins had 3 RBI albeit on two soft ground balls and a walk. Not exactly the normal night for the slugging first basemen but i’m sure he wont complain. JT Realmuto had a solo home run in the 3rd inning, his 14th this season and Jean Segura notched 3 hits.
Nick Castellanos had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. Nick is hitting .367 in that stretch and over the last 30 days he has been the Phillies most productive hitter slashing .339/.374/.505, with 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, and an OPS of .879.
With the win the Phillies moved 2 full games ahead of the San Diego Padres for the 2nd wild card spot in the National League.
Stuart Fairchild gives the Reds a 1-0 lead with a solo shot off Cristopher Sanchez in the 2nd inning
Matt Vierling drives in Jean Segura from 2nd base in the 2nd inning to tie the game up.
J.T. Realmuto rocks a solo shot 394 feet to left field off Reds starting pitcher Tyler Zeuch.
Alec Bohm knocks in Matt Vierling to extend the Phils 4-run 3rd inning.
Kyle Farmer takes Cristopher Sanchez deep to left field for a solo shot in the 4th inning.
Jonathan India hits a line drive to the gap driving in a run all the way from first base.
Rhys Hoskins knocks in a run with a chopped ground ball that third basemen Kyle Farmer cant handle allowing the ball to squirt into the outfield.
Aristides Aquino guns out Rhys Hoskins trying to scamper home all the way from first base. He was out by a mile too! What a rope!
Alejo Lopez knocks an RBI double to right field in the 8th inning to cut the Phils lead down to 2 runs.
Alec Bohm with the 5-4-3 double play to end the game as the Phils have taken the first three games of this four game series.
PHILS WIN 7-5
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will play for the series sweep against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night.
Aaron Nola (8-10, 3.25) will toe the rubber facing off against Justin Dunn (1-1, 6.08) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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