Everybody Hits: Phillies steamroll first place Snakes, 15-3 final
The Philadelphia Phillies destroyed the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, cruising to a 15-3 win in the desert.
Phillies 15 – Diamondbacks 3
- Zack Wheeler (W, 5-4)
- Zach Davies (L, 1-2)
In the top of the first inning, Kyle Schwarber got things rolling with his fifth home run in the month of June. Although the batting average isn’t exactly impressive, Schwarber is now hitting .234 with 11 hits, five home runs, nine RBIs, and 12 runs scored in 12 games this month.
Nick Castellanos then doubled home Trea Turner and just like that, the Phillies took an early 2-0 lead against the D-Backs.
Heat Check (ON FIRE): Nick Castellanos is now battling .429 with 21 hits, three home runs, 13 RBIs and eight runs scored over 12 games in June.
The Phillies took a 4-0 lead in the top if the first inning, adding two more runs in the frame, one o a throwing error from Diamondbacks third baseman Emmanuel Rivera that scored Castellanos and another on an Alec Bohm groundout to score Bryson Stott.
With a 4-0 lead before Zack Wheeler even threw a single pitch, the Phillies’ ace was able to settle in immediately. Wheeler was fantastic, throwing six innings of one-run baseball, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out seven.
The Phillies’ hits and runs kept pouring in throughout the game. Alec Bohm hit an RBI single in the top of the thrd inning to score JT Realmuto. Kody Clemens then notched a somewhat unique RBI after Corbin Carroll forgot how many outs there were in the third, allowing JT Realmuto to score.
In the top of the fifth inning, Bryson Stott crushed a home run to centerfield to put the Phillies up 7-0 on the first place team in the NL West.
After a quick dip in production, Stott has entered June on fire, batting .259 with 14 hits, a home run, five RBIs, and six runs scored over 11 games.
After Christian Walker doubled in the bottom if the sixth inning to finally put a run on the board for Arizona, Stott struck again with an RBI single in the top of the seventh to put the Phillies up 8-1.
The Diamondbacks would add a run in the bottom of the seventh, before the wrath of Nick Castellanos and JT Realmuto struck again in the top of the eighth inning. Castellanos doubled to score Kyle Schwarber and Trea Turner, and Realmuto followed with a double of his own to score Castellanos.
The Phillies would add three more runs in the top of the ninth inning courtesy of RBIs from Brandon Marsh, Edmundo Sosa, and Bryce Harper.
On the night, they notched a total of 20 hits and 14 RBI. Everyone in the lineup had at least one hit outside of Garrett Stubbs who came in for JT Realmuto late in the game.
|Batters – PHI||AB||R||H||RBI||BB||K||OPS|
|Schwarber – LF||5||2||2||1||0||1||.764|
|Guthrie – LF||1||1||1||0||0||0||.494|
|Turner – SS||3||2||2||0||2||0||.691|
|Sosa, E – SS||1||1||1||1||0||0||.671|
|Castellanos, N – RF||6||2||2||3||0||1||.863|
|Harper – DH||5||1||2||2||1||0||.836|
|Realmuto – C||4||3||2||1||1||1||.785|
|Stubbs – C||1||0||0||0||0||0||.576|
|Stott – 2B||5||1||3||2||0||0||.761|
|Bohm – 3B||5||1||2||2||0||0||.719|
|Clemens – 1B||4||0||1||1||0||2||.754|
|Marsh – CF||4||1||2||1||1||1||.797|
The Phillies improved to 8-4 in the month of June. The are now back to just a game under the .500 mark at 33-34 and have won eight of their last 10 games.
In the NL East standings, the Phillies trail the second place Miami Marlins by 3.5 games and are 7.5 games behind the East-leading Atlanta Braves.
Ranger Suarez (1-2, 4.70) will take the mound today against D-Backs stud Merrill Kelly (3-3, 2.61). First pitch is late yet again. See you at 9:40PM EST.