Trea Turner goes yard twice, Aaron Nola carries no-hit bid into the seventh as the Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3
The Philadelphia Phillies stayed hot last night with an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers, thanks to a four-hit night from Trea Turner and an absolute masterclass from Aaron Nola.
Nola was on the mound last night and pitched a gem, tossing seven innings off one-hit baseball, allowing just 3 runs and three walks while striking out 12.
He carried a no-hitter into the top of the seventh inning for the fourth time in his career until Nick Maton (of all players) finally broke it up with a three-run home run to pull the Tigers within two runs.
Fortunately, that was the only hit that Detroit had last night and it wasn’t enough to win the ballgame, thanks to another strong offensive effort from the Phillies.
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Trea Turner singled on a ground ball to left fielder Akil Baddoo in the bottom of the first inning to score Kyle Schwarber. Nick Castellanos stayed red hot from the plate and doubled in Dalton Guthrie in the bottom of the second inning to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.
Heat Check: Castellanos went 2-4 last night with an RBI and run scored. Over his last 7 games, he’s now batting a ridiculous .464 with 13 hits, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, and three runs scored.
Turner then stepped to the plate in the bottom of the third inning and crushed his first home run of the night to left field to extend the Phillies lead.
Trea Turner Home Run No. 1
Bryce Harper added to the lead with an RBI single and Trea Turner struck again with another home run to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Trea Turner Home Run No. 2
Shocker: The Phillies are a tough team to beat when the top of the lineup is putting up these types of numbers with one of their aces on the mound that’s actually pitching like an ace.
Phillies 1-5 in the Lineup Last Night
- Kyle Schwarber: 0-2, R, 3 BB
- Nick Castellanos: 2-4, RBI, R, BB
- Bryce Harper: 2-5, RBI, R
- Trea Turner: 4-5, 3 RBI, 2 HR, 3 R
- JT Realmuto: 1-4, 2 RBI, R
Yes, even Schwarber simply getting on base with three walks while in the leadoff spot is huge for the Phillies. Castellanos has been on FIRE and when opposing pitchers have to deal with Bryce Harper behind him and now, Trea Turner who is finally looking like the player the Phillies saw in the World Baseball Classic back in March, there’s really no one else 1-5 in the Phillies lineup you can pitch around.
Quick Shoutout to my guy Rhys Hoskins, who graced the Phillies dugout last night. Miss ya Rhys. Cheers bud.
Still, the Phillies need to keep winning. Obviously.
They have now won three straight games and pulled themselves out of the bottom of the NL East standings at 28-32. They are 15-10 at home and have two more against the Tigers before welcoming the Los Angeles Dodgers to Citizens Bank Park.
The Miami Marlins sit in second in the NL East standings at 33-28 and have won eight out of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves are just 5-5 over their last 10, while the New York Mets are .500 and 5-5 in their last 10 games.
The Phillies are 7.5 games out of first place and 4 games out of a Wild Card spot in the National League standings.
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