Saturday, June 24, 2017
2017 Chachi In Action #4 Mark Leiter, Jr.
Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 1
Game 72 - Late Friday Night, June 23rd in Phoenix
Record - 24-48, 5th place, 19 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: In his first major league start, Mark Leiter, Jr. pitched six scoreless innings and helped the Phillies to a 6-1 victory.
What It Means: The Phillies have a two-game winning streak!
What Happened: The game was a lot closer than the final score indicates, as the Phillies held a narrow 1-0 lead heading into the eighth inning. Maikel Franco (9) hit a solo home run to give the Phillies a little cushion and then the offense added four more runs in the ninth. The big hit was Tommy Joseph's (12) two-run home run (into the pool at Chase Field) to give the Phillies a 6-1 lead.
Featured Card: Leiter earns an In Action card for his efforts. He allowed just three hits while striking out five.
Transaction: To make room for Leiter on the roster, reliever Casey Fien was placed on the 10-day disabled list.