Sometimes it doesn’t have to be pretty, and this is one of those games. It may have gotten dicey, but in the end, we got the job done. At the end of a day is a win, is a win. Here’s hoping we can get fewer close calls in the future. With all that said, let’s dive in and discuss.
The offense continues to produce as we scored five runs on ten hits. Not to mention we got our first Bohm run! Alec Bohm did indeed knock in the first homer of his career. Over the last ten games, he’s averaged .344, with four RBI’s, seven walks, and one home run. Here’s hoping that continues. McCutchen has himself another good game as well, going 2-5 with an RBI single. In his last seventeen games, he averaged .286, with fourteen RBI’s, two home runs, four walks, and one stolen base. Rhys Hoskins had a good game as he knocked in his second home run of the season. Over the last fourteen games, he’s averaged .286, two home runs, eight RBI’s, nine walks, and one stolen base. Didi Gregorius hit his fourth home run of the season to go along with his sixteenth RBI.
Zach Eflin continues to give me headaches. He is so up and down at times it drives me wild. One of these days, we are going to have to deal with the fact that he might not have it. He only pitched 5.1 innings as he allowed three runs on six hits. He also walked three while striking out six batters. The only thing with Eflin is that it could have been worse.
The bullpen was up and down, even if the stats look good. Heath Hembree looked good as he allowed only one hit and struck out two batters. Tommy Hunter looked good as well as he struck out two batters as well. Brandon Workman was up and down as well. With two games with the Phillies, he’s 0-1, with a 7.71 ERA, along with one save. Not to mention he’s allowed two runs on six hits through those two games. If not for a bang-bang play at the plate, and a life-saving pair of throws from Roman Quinn and Didi Gregorius and we might have lost this game. I hope the new guys can continue to improve as The Sprint To The Finish continues.