Edmundo Sosa propels Phillies past Marlins 4-3
Edmundo Sosa tallied 3 RBI and homered for the second straight game to propel the Phillies past the Marlins 4-3.
Phillies (75-61) Beat Marlins (55-80)
- Winning Pitcher: Bailey Falter (4-3, 4.02)
- Losing Pitcher: Trevor Rogers (4-11, 5.51)
- Save: Connor Brogdon (2, 2.88)
Edmundo Sosa had himself a game tonight. The utility man turned dynamite trade deadline acquisition homered for the second straight game, had 3 hits and 3 RBI to power the Phillies second straight victory. Sosa was also elite defensively, playing a terrific shortstop and making an acrobatic tag on a throw from JT Realmuto to get a stealing Marlins base runner in the 7th inning.
Jean Segura added a solo home run in the 7th inning, providing the Phillies with a huge insurance run that they would need come the 9th inning when Connor Brogdon gave up a run while picking up the save.
Bailey Falter has been statistically the Phillies best starter over the past month. That was the case again tonight as Falter picked up the win by tossing 5.1 innings and allowing 2 earned runs on 7 hits. Falter added 3 strikeouts without walking a batter and wouldn’t run into trouble again until the 5th inning.
In the 5th, Falter surrendered a second run when Charles Leblanc singled to drive in a run and cut the Phillies lead to one run. Fortunately for Falter, he was backed up by a terrific defensive play from Matt Vierling in right field that certainly saved at least one run and possibly two.
The Phillies defense was big reason they came out on top in tonight’s game. In the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings a standout defensive was made to take the pressure off of a thin Phillies bullpen.
Andrew Bellatti, Jose Alvarado, and Connor Brogdon combined to pitch 3.1 innings, allowing just one run on 3 hits after Falter exited the game. In typical Phillies fashion, Brogdon gave up solo home run to Jacob Stallings and then a single to Jerar Encarnacion but was able to recover, retiring three straight batters to pick up his second save of the season.
For the Phillies it’s another series victory against a team below .500 and a huge win considering they will be facing NL Cy Young candidate Sandy Alcantara in tomorrows game.
Joey Wendle puts the Marlins on top early in the 1st inning with a RBI after Jean Segura in unable to turn the double play.
Edmundo Sosa hits his second home run in as many games to give the Phils back the lead in the 3rd inning off Marlins starter Trevor Rogers.
Jean Segura adds to the Phils lead in the 4th inning with a solo shot off Trevor Rogers.
Charles Leblanc cuts in the Phils lead with an RBI single in the 5th inning off Bailey Falter.
Matt Vierling makes a running catch along the right field foul line to save at least one Marlins run from scoring.
Rhys Hoskins makes an incredible catch diving play at first base in the 6th inning. Thats maybe the best play I have seen from Rhys this season.
Bryce Harper looks likes he’s hurt after experiencing some discomfort in his elbow. After the game Rob Thompson said it was a simple stinger from hitting the ball off the end of his bat.
JT ‘BCIB’ makes a great throw to Edmundo Sosa at second base who lays a great tag on the stealing Marlins runner. Wow!
Edmundo Sosa gives the Phils a huge insurance run with an RBI single in the 7th inning.
Jacob Stallings makes it a one run game with a solo shot off Connor Brogdon in the top of the 9th inning.
Connor Brogdon strikes out Brian Anderson with a nasty sinker to pick up the save and give the Phils the series win.
PHILS WIN 4-3
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will look to sweep the Miami Marlins when they take them on in the final game of a three game series at Citizens Bank Park.
Kyle Gibson (9-6, 4.48) will toe the rubber facing off against Sandy Alcantara (12-7, 2.36) with the first pitch scheduled for 6:45 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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