A Day of Mistakes: Phillies blunder on the bases, Seranthony collapses in the 9th in a 6-4 loss
The Phillies dropped the series finale to the Reds today in ugly fashion, as baserunning blunders and poor command led the way.
Today started off as a beautiful day at Citizens Bank Park, with the Phillies receiving their National League Championship rings ahead of today’s 1:05 game. Check out the full details on the beautiful rings here.
- Winning Pitcher: Kevin Herget
- Losing Pitcher: Seranthony Dominguez
- Save: Ian Gibaut
The Phils got off to a wild start in the bottom half of the first. A Kyle Schwarber walk set up a Nick Castellanos double down the right-field line. Schwarber blew threw Dusty Wathan’s stop sign and proceeded to get hit in the back with the baseball, shooting the ball towards the Phillies dugout.
Nick Castellanos went for the little league home run, and it’s safe to say he came up just a few feet short.
Phillies go off the rails in the first inning
The Phillies made it 2-0 in the bottom half of the second on an Edmundo Sosa infield single that would score Bryson Stott. Stott, who’s currently riding a 9-game hit streak, had his 6th multi-hit game of the season, pushing him to 15 total hits on the season, the Phillies leader.
Taijuan Walker got roughed up in the fourth due to poor command, and the Reds would tie it up at two. Walker finished his day after four and two-thirds, allowing three hits and two earned runs, striking out five while also walking five.
The Phils got the lead back right away, as Bryson Stott slapped a single to the outfield. That brought Alec Bohm to the plate, who proceeded to crush an absolute no-doubter into the right field stands.
Connor Brogdon, Gregory Soto, and Jose Alvarado combined for 2.1 innings in relief, striking out four batters and not allowing a single hit. Craig Kimbrel allowed one earned run in the 8th inning to bring the score to 4-3, and the Phillies would bring Seranthony Dominguez out in the 9th inning to close the game out.
Dominguez got the first out early, then proceeded to walk two batters. Edmundo Sosa was caught out of place on an infield single, which set up an eventual three-run triple from Jake Fraley, pushing the score to 6-4. The Phillies went down 1-2-3 in the 9th, dropping the series finale to the Cincinnati Reds, pushing their record to 3-6 on the season.
Baserunning and poor command lost the Phillies today’s game. Three crucial mistakes on the bases left runs off the board, and bad command from Kimbrel late and Seranthony during the 9th ultimately pushed the Phillies just short of a win.
The Miami Marlins come to town tomorrow night for a 3-game set, as Matt Strahm will take the hill against former Cy-Young winner Sandy Alcantara who’s coming off a complete game shutout.