Sunday, June 16, 2024

Game 70 - Phils Come Up Short Against O's

1984 Fleer #643
Orioles 6
Phillies 2
Game 70 - Saturday Afternoon, June 15th in Baltimore
Record - 47-23, 1st Place, 8 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  A late surge from the Orioles led to this 6-2 defeat.

What It Means:  The post-London hangover seemingly continues as the Phillies looked flat against an impressively good Orioles team.

What Happened:  Taijuan Walker went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits.  He had been staked to a 2-0 Phillies lead when Alec Bohm singled home Bryce Harper in the first and Edmundo Sosa hit a solo home run in the second.  The Orioles scored three unanswered runs off Walker, giving them a 3-2 lead, and the Phillies offense took the rest of the afternoon off.

Reliever Jose Ruiz gave up three more runs in the eighth.  In a non-save situation, Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth to hand the loss to the Phillies.

Featured Card:  The Orioles are young and very good, and I wouldn't mind a re-match of the 1983 World Series this year.

Transaction:  Brandon Marsh (of) was activated from the Injured List and Weston Wilson (inf) was returned to Lehigh Valley.

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