Phillies erupt for season-high 22 hits in 18-2 demolition of D-Backs
The Phillies recorded a season high 22 hits, the most since 2007, while demolishing the D-Backs 18-2 and avoiding the series sweep.
Phillies (73-58) Beat D’backs (61-68)
- Winning Pitcher: Bailey Falter (3-3, 4.08)
- Losing Pitcher: Tommy Henry (3-3, 4.83)
This was definitely one of the most strange early week three-game series I can remember in quite some time. Nobody would have blinked twice if the Phillies had gotten swept and rolled over in tonights finale. There was dark magic in the air after coughing up a seven run lead and then being blown out.
Instead the Phillies managed to overcome (a constant theme of this season) and got their first win in Arizona since August 5, 2019.
The offense exploded for a season-high in runs and hits while exorcising the demons from the first two games. All nine starters had at least two hits and every Phillies batter outside of a pinch hitting Nick Maton, managed to record an RBI.
Tonight’s production was rather egalitarian as Bradon Marsh led the way with only a meager total of 3 RBI. Altogether the Phillies were extremely efficient knocking in 15 of the 29 runners in scoring position and setting a few marks along the way.
The 22 hits was the most since July 13, 2007 against St. Louis
The 18 runs was the most since April 7, 2018 against Miami.
And finally this was the first time since Augst 17, 1941 against the New York Giants .that the Phillies scored 18+ runs without a home run
For the 4th consecutive turn in the rotation Bailey Falter turned in a quality start and was able to complete six innings. Falter allowed just one earned runs in a career-high 6 1/3 innings while avoiding serious trouble until he was pulled from the game. Jake McCarthy tagged him for a solo home run in the 4th inning but otherwise Falter avoided trouble, allowing only 5 total hits while striking out 6.
Falter allowed back-to-back singles in the 7th inning and then was pulled after experiencing what appeared to be a right groin issue. Hopefully he was removed just as a precautionary measure and wont require a stint on the 15-IL.
After the game manager Rob Thompson confirmed that it was a mild groin strain and that Falter’s status would be updated after further discussion with team doctors.
One of the greatest differences between the 2021 Phillies and this season is the depth of the lineup and especially the pitching staff. That depth has been most evident over the past few weeks while the team has been without Zack Wheeler and Zach Eflin. Both Cristopher Sanchez and Falter have picked up the slack and contributed in a big way.
After Rhys Hoskins just narrowly missed a home run, Alec Bohm drives him in with a hard line drive to D-Backs shortstop Geraldo Perdomo who makes an errant throw to first.
Bryce Harper singles in the 3rd inning to bring home the Phils second run of the ballgame.
Jean Segura hits a lazy fly ball down the right field foul line that Corbin Carroll misplays allowing Alec Bohm to score and then followed by a spectacular hustle base running play by Bryce Harper.
Matt Vierling adds to the Phils lead with an RBI single to center field in the 3rd inning.
Bailey Falter had a no-hitter and shut out going through 4 1/3rd innings until Jake McCarthy homers to right field.
Jean Segura answers the score from Arizona with an RBI single up the middle.
Brandon Marsh rip a 2-RBI double to the right center field gap in the 5th inning.
JT Realmuto pushes the Phils into double digits with an RBI ground rule double in left center field.
Garrett Stubbs rips a 2-RBI double of catcher turned pitcher, Carson Kelly.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies have a scheduled off day on Thursday in preparation of a three-game series against the Giants in San Francisco on Friday night.
Kyle Gibson (9-5, 4.08) will toe the rubber facing off against Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.81) with the first pitch scheduled for 10:15 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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