A Sprint To The Finish: Game 27

We’re streaking! We’re going streaking! How nicely does it feel to win multiple games in a row? As Bryce said, we need to go on a run and win nine out of ten. Who am I to tell him he was wrong? Let’s dive in and discuss!

Once again, this offense delivers, in somewhat surprising ways. Sometimes it doesn’t happen the way you expect it too, and that’s okay. This offense continues it’s momentum as we scored seven runs on seven hits. You had another great game from McCutchen as he went 2-5 with a two-run homer. After the slow start to the season, we’ve started to see what a healthy Cutch can do. Over the last sixteen games, he’s averaging .324, with three home runs, sixteen RBI’s, four walks, and three stolen bases. Jean Segura also gave you some offense as he went 1-4 with a two-run home run. The biggest surprise? Scotty Jetpacks! For a guy who was batting .121, not many expected much from him. Yet, down 0-2 in the count, runners on first and third, he smacks the hell out of the ball for a three-run game-winning home run! It was nice to see, Scott has struggled to start the season, maybe all he needs is a little confidence boost!

Zack Wheeler continues to be money well spent for the Phillies. He’s one of the few players who has been worth their contract. There are very few players I’ve seen with the ability to get guys into ground outs like Wheeler. He went 5.6 innings, allowed one run on six hits, walked one, and struck out three batters.

walked one, and struck out three batters.

The bullpen had an up and down game, but they got the job done. Adam Morgan’s streak of no score innings is over as he allowed two home runs. The rest of the bullpen had a much better outing. Tommy Hunter, Hector Neris, Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree, and Blake Parker allowed one hit, four walks, and struck out five batters through 5.1 innings of work. Hembree, and Workman in their time with the Phillies, have only allowed three runs in their limited time. We’ll need more from guys like that if we are going to make the playoffs. Here’s hoping that can continue as The Sprint To The Finish rages on.

Author: peteyoungjr

Life long Philly sports fan.

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