Thursday, August 11, 2022

Game 110 - Biggest Win of the Year?

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen #220
Phillies 4
, Marlins 3
Game 110 - Wednesday Night, August 10th in Philadelphia
Record - 62-48, 3rd Place, 10 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies never stopped battling, stunning Marlins' ace Sandy Alcantara with a three-run eighth inning rally, in this 4-3 win.

What It Means:  The Phillies own a 41-19 record since June 1st, the team's best 60-game stretch since July 15 to September 18, 2011, when they were also 41-19.  (Per PhilliesNotes Tweet.)

What Happened:  Trailing 3-1 heading to the bottom of the eighth, and with arguably the league's best starting pitcher on the mound, the Phillies offense produced six singles to score three runs and take a 4-3 lead.  The hardest hit ball was probably a liner from Rhys Hoskins that resulted in a double play when Brandon Marsh was caught too far off the third base bag.

Jean Segura and Bryson Stott began the inning with singles, and Marsh singled after attempting to bunt on the first two balls he saw.  Kyle Schwarber tied the score with his single, scoring Stott.  Bohm singled to keep the inning alive after the Hoskins double play, and then J.T. Realmuto singled home Schwarber with the go-ahead run.  Seranthony Dominguez was perfect in the top of the ninth, striking out Jesus Aguilar to end the game and notching his eighth save.

Featured Card:  Realmuto again, although the honors could have gone to Schwarber given his three-hit night.

Field Report:  Jenna and I were there, enjoying a huge box of street nachos with chicken before the first pitch was thrown.  We then settled into our seats in Section 115, staying through the final pitch.  It was the loudest and most exciting I've seen the ballpark in a long, long time.

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