The Phillies nine game homestand continues Friday night when the Phillies welcome in the lowly St Louis Cardinals. Since the Phillies defeated the Cardinals last year in the Wild Card round They just haven’t been the same team.
Game 1 Cristopher Sánchez got his second win of the season. He got hit hard in the first inning, allowing a two-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt to give St. Louis a 2-0 lead. The Phillies’ Nos. 6-9 hitters entered Friday with a .760 OPS, which ranked second in baseball behind the Braves. Philadelphia’s bottom three had a .747 OPS, the eighth-best mark in franchise history among their Nos. 7-9 hitters the best mark since 2007 . Schwarber crushed a solo homer to right field in the seventh, giving the Phillies an MLB-best 45 homers this month showing the Phillies a 7-2 win. Zach Wheeler will take the hill for game 2 of the series.
Game 2 Saturday night. Wheeler gave the Phils a Cy Young-caliber performance. Wheeler allowed one run on three hits over seven-plus innings, cruising to a 12-1 over the Cardinals in front of a sold-out crowd at Citizens Bank Park. Wheeler struck out 10 without issuing a walk. Marsh, Castellanos, and Stott all homered as the Phillies crushed the Cards. But the star of the night was Wheeler who looked like he was back
Game 3 Aaron Nola allowed one hit and one walk in seven scoreless innings. He struck out nine, he also tied Curt Schilling for 5th all-time for strikeouts Kyle Schwarber hit a leadoff homer in the first inning. looks like he is starting to get hot batting .276 with eight homers, 18 RBIs, and a 1.190 OPS in his past 17 games. Trea Turner’s sac fly in the 5th gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead Bryce Harper would get an R.B.I. single in the 7th The bullpen locked down the 8th and 9th to secure the sweep Up next the halos from Anaheim and pay a visit to CBP