It would appear we are back on track! We were able to make up a whole game back from Miami. The offense stepped it up. Arietta pitched great. All of this, while Rhys and J.T. are hurt. How did all of this transpire? Let’s dive in and discuss!
It’s great to have the offense finally back on track. With so many injuries, we can’t afford to have another set of low scoring games. We scored the same amount of runs in one game than we had in the previous three. They scored four runs on six hits. I want nothing more than to have another three years of Didi Gregorius in a Phillies uniform. He’s been everything as advertised since his arrival. He went 2-4 with a two-run home run.
While not a sexy stat, we got a two-game hit streak from Scott Kingery. He’s 2-5 with a solo home run. I hope it can turn into something for Scott. He has not had the best year, and you hope it can turn it around for him. Adam Haseley continues to step it up. He went 1-2 with two RBI’s as a pinch hitter. Over the last seven games, he’s averaging .421, with seven RBI’s and two walks. With so many injuries, you need everyone to step up.
It’s so nice to see Jake step it up. It’s also heartbreaking to see him get hurt. He’s been pitching so well as of late. Over the last three games, he’s 2-0, with a 3.00 ERA. He allowed one run on eight hits, with one walk and four strikeouts through 5.1 innings of work. Fingers crossed we can get Jake in time for the playoffs.
The Bullpen pitched well! Jojo Romero continues to be one of the shining lights of the pen. He’s only allowed three runs in 9.1 innings of work. In two innings of work against the Mets, he allowed only one hit, with two strikeouts. While Tommy Hunter and Hector Neris allowed only two hits, one walk, and struck out two batters in 1.2 innings innings of work. The pen has allowed only two runs through eight innings during the past two games. We’ll need more of this type of relief as The Sprint To The Finish rages on!