Bohm, Schwarber go yard, Bryce Harper comes up clutch as the Phillies get back to .500 in Colorado
The Philadelphia Phillies have now won four straight games following last night’s 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.
On the year, the Phillies are 14-9 (.609) since they started the season 5-10 (.333). They now sit at 19-19 and in second place in the National League East standings, six games behind the Atlanta Braves at 25-13.
Rockies’ left-hander Austin Gomber silenced the Phillies to start the game last night, retiring the first 14 batters he faced.
JT Realmuto finally put a hit on the board with a double in the fifth inning. With the Rockies holding a 1-0 lead heading into the top of the seventh inning, Alec Bohm hit a one-out home run to left field to even the score.
Alec Bohm Solo Home Run
Harper then singled, Castellanos reached first on a fielders choice, and Kyle Schwarber followed with a two-run home run to deep center to give the Phillies a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Kyle Schwarber 2-Run Home Run
The Rockies would score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to an Ezequiel Tovar double and a sac fly by Charlie Blackmon.
In the top of the eighth inning, Turner got things moving with a double after battling back from an 0-2 count and Alec Bohm reached base on a walk.
Bryce Harper stepped up to the plate and got ahead in the count 2-0 before crushing a Lawrence sweeper to deep right field, smashing off the metal fence, to score Turner and Bohm and give the Phillies a 5-3 advantage.
Bryce Harper. Clutch.
Harper then stole third base and scored on an errant throw from Rockies catcher Elias Diaz to give the Phillies an insurance run, as Craig Kimbrel struck out three in the bottom of the ninth to give the Phillies their fourth straight win.
Taijuan Walker got the start yesterday, throwing six innings while allowing seven hits and three earned runs. Matt Strahm got the win, with Seranthony Domingues and Kimbrel getting the hold and save.
The Fightins are back in action tonight out in Colorado with Ranger Suarez making his first start of the 2023 season.
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