The Philadelphia Phillies picked up their second consecutive victory and move within 4 1/2 games of First with the Atlanta Braves loss to San Francisco. The win puts Philadelphia back above .500 at 65-64.
Kyle Gibson continues to pitch well and allowed just three hits with 3 strikeouts in his 6 innings of work Gibson threw 99 pitches with Jose Alvarado, Hector Neris, and Sam Coonrod each pitching an inning.
For the first time in five games, the Phils scored in the first inning started by an Odubel Herrera double followed by a Jean Segura infield hit that set the plate for a Bryce Harper sac fly giving the home team a quick lead that they would never give up.
Didie Gregorius then picked up his first of three doubles which resulted in his first of a pair of RBI’s.
” I don’t remember the last time we scored in the first inning” oe Giradri would say.
it would be all Philadelphia all night continued by back to back homers from Odubel Herrera and Jean Segura and at the end of three innings, it was a 4-0 game with Gibson cruising.
The deluge continued with Rafael Marchan, Gregorius and Brad Miller each knocking in a run to get the margin of victory to 7-0.
How good has Gibson been? in his 37 innings since coming over from Texas, Gibson has allowed just 13 runs for a 3.16 earned run average while the team is 4-2 in his starts.
To give a taste of his performance Saturday, Gibson retired 12 of the first 13 he faced.
Same two teams square off Sunday before Philadelphia hits the road to Washington.
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