That was one heck of a come from behind win. Phillies 8-3 over the Marlins. The largest crowd of the 2021 season (11,114) were treated to a thriller in South Philly. Great pitching and a seven-run outburst highlighted this one.
Zack Wheeler continues to impress and locked up with Marlin’s youngster, Cody Poteet in a pitching duel. Wheeler went 7 innings allowing 5 hits, no walks, and 10 strikeouts. He made one mistake that allowed an unearned run by making an errant pick-off attempt.
Two players were activated and made an instant impression with Archie Bradley picking up the win. Poteet went 5 innings giving up only 3 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Trailing by a 1-0 score, Andrew McCutcheon lifted a sac fly that evened the score at 1.
Jose Alvarado then surrendered a two-run homer to Jazz Chisholm and it appeared that would be the difference. With one out in the 8th, Rhys Hoskins singled. Alec Bohm drilled an RBI double, Odubel Herrera continues to contribute and singled. Andrew Knapp walked, Nick Maton with an RBI single setting the stage for the other player who was activated, Ronald Torreyes.
“The Ronald” did not have an RBI since September 17, 2019 when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Torreyes seized the moment and smashed a two-run double to boost the comeback. Torreyes was on the Covid 19 list for 29 days despite not having any symptoms. He was in a hotel room for 11 days. “ I was very, very happy to get the opportunity to help the team,” the 28-year-old utility man from Venezuela said. He went on to note, “I was happy because the manager trusted me in that situation. I was actually looking for a fastball up and I got the pitch.”
Dylan Floro was the victim in the rally with 1/3 of an inning, 4 hits, 5 earned runs and a walk. What a team lifting come from behind win!