Saturday, May 14, 2022

Game 33 - Phils Win Another Wild One in L.A.

2022 Topps Now #11
Phillies 12
, Dodgers 10 (10 Innings)
Game 33 - Late Friday Night, May 13th in Los Angeles
Record - 16-17, 2nd Place, 5 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies battled throughout this game, ultimately winning in extras over the Dodgers, 12-10.

What It Means:  Somehow I managed to watch all of this game, witnessing the final out somewhere around 2:30am.  Unbelievably, the Phillies will go for a series win late tonight with Ranger Suarez on the mound.

What Happened:  At various points in this game, the Dodgers led 5-2, the score was tied 5-5, the Phillies were up 8-6, the scored was tied at 9-9 and the Phillies took the lead for good to win 12-10.  Kyle Gibson was perfect the first two innings and then imploded in the third, exiting having allowed six runs on eight hits.

There were a lot of big hits in this game from the Phillies offense, including a two-run home run from Kyle Schwarber in the fourth to tie the game at 5-5.  The Phillies pulled ahead in the sixth on an Alec Bohm sacrifice fly, followed by an RBI-double from Bryce Harper and an RBI-single from Nick Castellanos.  Harper added a solo home run, his eighth, in the eighth inning.

With the Phillies leading 9-7, Jeurys Familia attempted to secure the win in the bottom of the ninth, but Justin Turner hit a two-run home run to tie the game.  In the top of the 10th, Castellanos delivered again with a two-run double and in the bottom of the 10th, Francisco Morales worked out of trouble to notch his first big league save.

Featured Card:  Castellanos delivered the game-winning hit, but given my lack of his baseball cards in my collection, I'll go with Bryson Stott here.  Stott drove in three runs, including the game's first two runs in the second inning with an RBI-single to left.  Here's the newest card of his in my collection, a Topps Now offering from opening day.


bbcardz said...

I can't believe both teams scored more runs than either team in the first game and still went to extras. Even more unbelievable is the Dodgers bullpen being bad in two straight games. It's not good when your team scores 17 run in two games and win neither one.

Jim said...

I'm as shocked as you are the Phillies actually won this game! The Phillies seem to suffer from not performing well against mediocre teams and then they "show up" when it's a team they're not supposed to beat.