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The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 in Game 5 of the NLCS, taking a 3-2 series lead back to Citizens Bank Park for Game 6 on Monday night.
The Phillies jumped all over Zac Gallen early in the game last night, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning to set the tone for the remainder of the game.
Kyle Schwarber got things rolling by hitting a chopper off the top of his bat down the third base line for an infield single. Bryson Stott would then draw first blood with two outs, hitting an RBI single to center field that scored Schwarber.
With two outs in the top of the first inning, Topper called for a double steal with Byrson Stott on first base and Bryce Harper on third. Stott got caught up in a rundown with Harper breaking for home plate.
The throw by Ketel Marte was horrible. Gabriel Moreno had to reach down the third base line to even attempt to catch it. He didn’t and instead collided with Bryce Harper who crossed home plate to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.
Bryce Harper Double Steal
Leave it to the dorks on Twitter for saying that the steal from Harper was a “dirty play”
Dirty Fuckin play from Bryce. Great guy all that bullshit. But this is a dirty fuckin play pic.twitter.com/6qjk4OOdp9— carl (@barstoolcarl) October 22, 2023
I don’t mean to be rude but if you think Bryce Harper, the most important player in the Phillies lineup, is coming home on a double steal and intentionally looking for contact with a surgically repaired elbow, then you simply haven’t watched Phillies games this year.
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I’m not sure how anyone could come to that conclusion. What’s more likely, is that they are just tweeting nonsense for engagement or just don’t like Bryce Harper. There’s really no other reason to think otherwise.
Basically, for those of you who watch football, Marte was like a quarterback who left his receiver out to dry, exposed in the center of the field. Harper wasn’t trying to hit Moreno. He had no where else to go on the play and Moreno was in his direct line to home plate.
Bryce Harper collides with Gabriel Moreno
That’s just good old fashioned baseball right there, folks. Credit for Rob Thomson for calling the double steal which obviously worked to perfection.
The Philadelphia Phillies ended up beating the Diamondbacks 6-1 to take a 3-2 series lead in the NLCS with Game 6 scheduled at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night.
Aaron Nola – For All Things Holy
Aaron Nola will take the mound Monday night at Citizens Bank Park looking to guide the Phillies to their second consecutive National League Pennant and World Series appearance.
Nola has pitched in four “clinching games” since last year (2 WC and 2 Regular Season). He’s allowed just one run in 27 innings, good for a 0.33 ERA.
5 MORE TOPPER!!