Sunday, May 15, 2022

Game 34 - Bats Stay Hot, Ranger Cools Dodgers

2022 Topps Phillies #PHI-13
Phillies 8
, Dodgers 3
Game 34 - Late Saturday Night, May 14th in Los Angeles
Record - 17-17, 2nd Place, 5 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies offense continued to unload on Dodgers pitching, and Ranger Suarez went seven solid innings in this 8-3 win.

What It Means:  Somehow, the Phillies have won the first three games of this series and they'll go for the four-game series sweep this afternoon.

What Happened:  Suarez needed to go deep in this game due to the overused Phillies bullpen needing a rest, and he came through.  In seven innings of work, he allowed three runs on five hits while striking out six.  Seranthony Dominguez and Connor Brogdon shut down the Dodgers over the final two innings, with Brogdon striking out the side in the ninth.

The Phillies hit four home runs - Jean Segura had a three-run home run in the first, Bryce Harper added a three-run moonshot home run in the third, Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins both hit solo home runs in the fourth.  Batting lead-off, Hoskins went 3 for 4 with a pair of runs scored.  Harper was 3 for 4 with a double and home run.  With nine home runs each, Schwarber and Harper are tied for the National League lead with three other sluggers.

Featured Card:  Suarez gets the card here, despite the four home runs delivered by the offense.  This is a preview of what his Series Two flagship card will look like, available from the retail Topps Phillies team set.

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