Trea Turner hits go-ahead 3-run home run in the bottom of the sixth, Phillies bounce back against Royals
The Philadelphia Phillies bounced back against the Kansas City Royals last night, winning 9-6 thanks to three home runs from Alec Bohm, Bryce Harper, and none other than Trea Turner.
Alec Bohm 2-Run Home Run
Alec Bohm hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to get the Phillies on the board in the bottom of the first inning, scoring Kyle Schwarber.
The Phillies’ third baseman has been on absolute fire over the last 30 games and it’s a great sign to see him hitting home runs and adding some power to the Phillies lineup from the right hand side of the plate. Bohm now has four home runs, 23 RBI, and 39 hits over his last 111 at-bats, good for a .351 average.
Cristopher Sanchez was on the mound for the Phillies and really, had his first bad start of the season. Sanchez survived just five innings, allowing six hits and six earned runs while striking out seven.
Sanchez gifted Kansas City a three-run lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, before Bryce Harper quickly got The Fightins back into the game with a two-run home run to centerfield.
Bryce Harper 2-Run Home Run
Trea Turner Delivers Go-Ahead 3-Run Blast
After being showered with praise and standing ovations over the past two nights at Citizens Bank Park as a sign of support for the Phillies struggling shortstop, Turner crushed a three run home run to deep left field to give the Phillies a 8-6 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, sending fans into a frenzy in South Philadelphia.
Turners sixth inning home run was only his second homer with a runner on base this season and his first homer with multiple runners on. On the night, he had a total of 4 RBI after adding an insurance run in the eighth inning to put the Phillies up 9-6.
Unlike the majority of people on the internet, I have zero problem admitting that I was wrong about the standing ovations for Trea Turner. Apparently, that’s what the 8-year veteran needed to regain some confidence at the plate, even if it was against the Kansas City Royals.
Royals Pitchers Yesterday vs Phillies
I’m still confused as to when people “stopped believing” in Trea Turner or when people were trying to “ship him out of town” but I’ll give that topic a rest and let fans enjoy the fact that their standing ovations played a part in Turner having a season-high day last night at Citizens Bank Park.
Lets all hope that Turner can continue his newfound success. He’s a major piece to this Phillies lineup and getting him going on a consistent basis would be a massive uplift to the Phillies over the final two months of the season.
Phillies Hunt for Red October
The Phillies got back in the win column last night while everyone in the Wild Card race outside the Chicago Cubs lost.
The Reds, holding on to the third spot in the NL Wild Card, have lost five straight and the Marlins have lost three straight while the D-Backs continue to slide further out of postseason contention losing five straight and only winning two out of their last 10 games.
Zack Greinke (1-11, 5.32 ERA) will take the mound against Taijuan Walker (12-4, 3.99 ERA) as the Phillies go for the series win today at 1:05pm.