The Philadelphia Phillies head into South Philadelphia, trying to wash this bad taste in their mouths after losing the series to the Washington Nationals. Especially losing in primetime up in Williamsport, PA. Where the Little League World Series is featured, the San Francisco Giants, however, are looking to bounce back in this series after losing their series to the Atlanta Braves.
Bryce Harper Playing Like an MVP and Setting the Tone
Bryce Harper would get things going offensively for the Philadelphia Phillies, setting the tone for the series by hitting a single to left and driving in Trea Turner. Then he would hit a ball, which looked like a double, off the wall. Instead, Bryce Harper hustled around all the bases for the in-the-park home run. Unbelievable!
In the second game, Bryce Harper again would start the Phillies’ offense with a big 2-run home run. He would go for 2-3 plus a walk in this game.
In the third game, Bryce Harper, towards the end, comes up clutch with a homer that would tie things up at five a piece. Unfortunately, the Phillies would lose the third game. However, the offense battled their backsides off! And a large part of the reason is because of Bryce Harper.
The Perfect Guy in the Right Role
Edmundo Sosa had a huge series as well. He had a great defensive game in the first game, stopping anything that came his way. Offensively he had a huge two-run blast deep to center. Where the bullpen warms up, he would hit a triple in his next go around. He would then have a single in the second game. However, really did a spoiled job defensively tracking low-ground balls and making the right throws. Edmundo Sosa and Alec Bohm had soiled infield defensive games. In the third game, Edmundo Sosa would come in late into the game, and by the bottom of the tenth, he hit a double, and JT Realmuto would score.
Starting Pitching Puts this Team in a Hole
The Phillies pitching staff started every game getting lit up. Aaron Nola would start the series by giving up a home run to Joc Perdson, then give three straight single hits from Wilmer Flores, Michael Conforto, and Patrick Bailey LaMonte Wade Jr. Homers to center. However, Nola would get into his zone and throw K’s up on the scoreboard after that.
Taijuan Walker would pitch the second day and have issues in the early going. Thario Estrada would get a good hit, and Joc Pederson would get a hit of his own. Thairo Estrada and Joc Pederson were tattooing Tajijaun Walker with singles and doubles. Michael Lorenzen would also struggle on the hill.
William Flores homers to get things rolling for the Giants, two RBIs and a walk. Michael Lorenzen went into a hole, giving up four runs early. This scares me moving forward. The Phillies starting pitching staff needs to get more conisity. You don’t wanna fall behind in a postseason game.
Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a for 6 Philly sports fan. Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge). Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.