Bryce Harper and Trea Turner extend Phillies’ August power surge in 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels
The Philadelphia Phillies hit three home runs last night, extending their winning streak to three games in a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
The Phillies’ month of August has been incredible.
With last night’s win, they improved to 73-58 on the year, a season-high 15-games over the .500 mark. They also extended their lead in the No. 1 Wild Card spot to 4-games over the Chicago Cubs and 4.5-games over the third place Arizona Diamondbacks.
There are 31 games left to play in the 2023 regular season.
Phillies Hunt for Red October
Taijuan Walker was on the mound last night to kick things off against the Angels and was efficient, tossing 5.2 innings of three run baseball. Walker allowed eight hits, three earned runs, and two whiles while striking out six.
At the plate, Trea Turner and Bryce Harper powered the Phillies to victory. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Trea Turner hit a game tying solo home run, his first of two on the night.
Trea Turner Home Run No. 1 vs Angels
Bryce Harper Heat Check: ON FIRE 🔥
Bryce Harper then tied the game 3-3 with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. To put it lightly, Bryce Harper is on fire. Over his last 7 games, he’s batting .500 with 13 hits, 4 home runs, 12 RBI, 4 walks, and 7 runs scored.
Bryce Harper Game-Tying 2-Run Home Run
Trea Turner Heat Check: ON FIRE 🔥
Trea Turner would strike again in the bottom of the fifth inning, crushing a 2-run home run that scored Jake Cave to put the Phillies up 5-3.
Trea Turner Go-Ahead 2-Run Home Run
Trea Turner is now batting .313 with 31 hits, 7 home runs, 20 RBIs, and 20 runs scored in 25 games this month. Over his past 22 games, he’s batting .356 (31-for-87) with seven homers, 20 RBIs and a 1.083 OPS.
Turner along with the majority of the Phillies team have been hot for well over 2 months now. Since June 2nd, the Phillies have posted a 48-26 record, good for a .649 winning percentage.
Like I have said a million times, the MLB season officially starts on June 1st and nothing proves my point more than what the Phillies have been able to accomplish over the past three months.
With three more home runs last night, the Philadelphia Phillies have hit the most home runs in Major League Baseball in the month of August, totaling 51 dingers. They already set a new franchise record (48) for home runs in a single month over the weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tonight, the Phillies will send Michael Lorenzen (7-8, 3.69 ERA) to the mound against Angels’ pitcher Tyler Anderson (5-5, 5.35 ERA).
Angels vs Phillies Starting Pitchers
- Tonight: Michael Lorenzen (7-8, 3.69 ERA) vs Tyler Anderson (5-5, 5.35 ERA)
- Tomorrow Afternoon: Cristopher Sanchez (2-3, 3.33 ERA) vs Reid Detmers (3-10, 5.03 ERA)