A Sprint To The Finish: Game 30

We’re back, baby! We are kicking some serious tail and going one a run! Six of the last seven games have been wins, can you believe it? I sure as heck don’t! Let’s dive in and see how it went down!

How many more games do I have to praise this offense? It’s getting repetitive at this point, don’t cha think? We are third in all of baseball in terms of runs per game at 5.60. We scored eight runs on seven hits. This offense is clicking at just the right time. During the seven-game stretch, we are averaging 6.4 runs per game, which is even more impressive. What might be more impressive, however, has been Jean Segura’s play as of late! Jean went 1-4, with a three-run double. In the past six games, he’s batting .385 with one home run, along with eight RBI’s. Performances like these are what you need when guys like Bryce and J.T. are struggling.

You also got some offense from the returning Jay Bruce going 2-4, with a solo home run. Not to mention Alec Bohm broke bis 0-10 stretch going 1-2 with a double and an RBI Sacrifice Fly. Nice to see Bohm bounce back! You know what time it is! It’s Rhys Lightning time! Rhys has found his swagger, and I have to wonder if it’s going away any time soon. He went 2-3 with a solo home run and a two-run double! Over the past twenty games, he’s averaging .315, with six home runs, seventeen RBI’s, twelve walks, and one stolen base. The kid is on fire, and I like It!

Speaking of kids, how bout Spencer Howard? I knew that it would only be a matter of time for this kid. The more playing time he gets, the better he seems to play. He went five innings, allowed five hits, two runs, two walks, and struck out four batters. Warms your heart seeing Howard pick up the first of many wins!

The bullpen is still up and down, but I’ll take these new guys any day of the week over Austin Davis or Trevor Kelley. The Good! Jojo Romero, the rookie sensation, has more strikeouts than he does hits. He went 1.1 innings and had two strikeouts. I would have let him finish the inning, but Girardi didn’t like the matchup. I’m trusting in the coach on this one! Hembree, while an improvement since his time here, didn’t have a good game. He allowed back to back home runs in only 0.1 innings of work. While It’s not an ideal outing, I have faith he’ll settle down next game.

Tommy Hunter came in and took care of business! He allowed only two hits while striking out one batter in 1.1 innings of work. Over his last 8.4 innings of work, he’s allowed six hits, one run, one walk, and has struck out eight batters. Workman also had an up and down outing. He allowed two runs on two hits, along with striking out two batters during a single inning of work. Not ideal, but you can live with the runs when you have a cushion. Workman and Hembree make you nervous, but at the end of the day, they get the job done. We’ll need more from these guys as The Sprint To The Finish wages on!

Author: peteyoungjr

Life long Philly sports fan.

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