A Sprint To The Finish: Game 17

After an abysmal showing against the Orioles, It’s great to see the Phillies bounce back! We are a game away from .500 and finally, have things going our way. With an upcoming series against The Red Sox, we’ll have a chance to be over 500 for the first time this season! Before we get there, let’s discuss the final game of the Mets series!

It was another great offensive day for the Phillies, scoring six runs on fourteen hits! Rhys continues his resurgence going one for five with an RBI. Throughout the last seven games, he’s gone eight for twenty-six, had four RBI’s, and four walks. He’s batting .308 during the past seven games. It’s nice to see Rhys start to bounce back. We also got to see the first Andrew McCutchen home-run! During an eight-game span, he’s seven for twenty-six, along seven RBI’s and three walks. Over that stretch, he’s batting .280, a nice turn around from earlier on in the season.

We also got some run support from Alec Bohm, Didi Gregorius, and an error at first that allowed Neil Walker to score. J.T. Realmuto had a good day as well, going three for four. Bryce Harper also had a good game going two for three, with two singles and a walk. Bryce was also sadly thrown out at third during a J.T. Realmuto single. I know It’s not great base-running, but I can’t fault Bryce for being aggressive. A great day of hitting for the fighting Phils.

Zack Wheeler has been worth every penny the Phillies spent on him and then some. He allowed six hits, two runs, one walk, and struck out four batters during seven innings of work. For the season thus far, he’s 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA. Wheeler and Nola have been the dynamic duo many fans had been clamoring for, along with being a rare win for this front office.

The Bullpen once again had a great game, and it’s starting to get infectious. Adam Morgan and Hector Neris pitched a combined 1.3 innings and allowed only one hit to go along with their two strikeouts. During the last three games, the pen has surrendered three runs and nine hits. They also allowed three walks and struck out ten batters. If this trend continues, it can only help us as The Sprint To The Finish wages on.

Author: peteyoungjr

Life long Philly sports fan.

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