Sunday, May 26, 2024

Game 53 - Marsh, Sosa, Stubbs Spark 9th Inning Comeback

2024 Philadelphia Phillies
Kids Club
Phillies 8
Rockies 4
Game 53 - Late Saturday Night, May 25th in Denver
Record - 38-15, 1st Place, 7 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Trailing 3-2 in the ninth inning, the bottom of the line-up came through and Bryce Harper added a three-run home run, sending the Phillies to a 8-4 victory.

What It Means:  The one-game losing streak is over and a new winning streak begins.  The Phillies will go for a series win this afternoon.

What Happened:  Brandon Marsh walked to lead off the top of the ninth, and then raced around the bases to tie the game when Edmundo Sosa lined a triple to right field.  Garrett Stubbs followed with an RBI single to give the Phillies a 4-3 lead.  Following a double play ground out by Kody Clemens, Kyle Schwarber doubled and Bryson Stott walked.  Bryce Harper crushed his 13th home run of the year to left, giving the Phillies a 7-3 lead.  Not done yet, Alec Bohm doubled and Nick Castellanos singled him home.  Spencer Turnbull allowed a ninth inning run before locking down the win.

Earlier in the game, Aaron Nola battled through six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. Seranthony Dominguez and Jose Ruiz kept the Rockies from scoring, setting up the ninth inning heroics.

Featured Card:  We're collecting these cards based on popularity, and each time we go to collect two more cards before the games we're attending, I ask the Phillies employees at the Kids Club booth which cards are going fastest.  Surprisingly, or maybe not given his popularity, we were told this Stubbs card is one of the most popular.  Granted, he was hitting .103 entering this game, but he is fairly popular and he doesn't really appear on a ton of baseball cards, so I guess it makes sense.

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