Kyle Schwarber hits a first inning grand slam, Aaron Nola strikes out 10 as the Phillies snap 5-game skid with a 12-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs
The Philadelphia Phillies got a much needed win Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs with a 12-3 victory to snap a five-game losing streak.
It was the first Phillies win since last Saturday against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, as they improved to 21-24 on the season after losing five straight games.
Needless to say, the Phillies desperately needed to get back on track and luckily, Kyle Schwarber delivered yesterday in the top of the first inning.
Entering yesterday, Schwarber was batting just .172 on the season with 10 home runs and 19 RBI.
Yesterday, Schwarber hit a first-inning grand slam, crushing a 435-foot home run to the right field upper deck to give the Phillies an early 4-0 lead.
Brace yourselves, Philadelphia. Schwarberfest is coming.
It’s no secret that Kyle Schwarber is historically bad during the months of April and May.
Last season, he batted .185 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI through the end of May before catching fire in June, batting .272 with 12 home runs and 27 RBI. As we all know, Schwarber finished the 2022 leading the National League with 46 home runs during the regular season while posting a .827 OPS.
Luckily for the Phillies, Schwarberfest came early yesterday and his first inning grand slam set the tone for the remainder of the game.
Kody Clemens followed with a two-run home run to put the Phillies up 6-0 in the top of the first inning.
The Phillies totaled 13 hits against the Cubs.
- Bryson Stott: 2-4, 2 RBI
- Nick Castellanos: 1-4
- Bryce Harper: 2-3, RBI
- Garrett Stubbs: 1-1
- Kyle Schwarber: 1-2, 4 RBI
- Alec Bohm: 1-5
- Kody Clemens: 2-4, 2 RBI
- Edmundo Sosa: 3-4, RBI
Aaron Nola was on the mound for the Phillies, looking to restore order to the struggling starting rotation. Nola struck out 10 while allowing four hits and two earned runs in seven innings of work, earning the win and improving to 4-3 on the season.
Nola has now pitched six or more innings in seven consecutive starts. Yesterday was huge for the Phillies, as their starters have pitched just two or less innings in three out of their last four starts.
The Phillies take the field today at 1:35 looking to secure a series win vs. the Chicago Cubs.
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