How in the world? Phillies pull off improbable 2-0 victory over the LA Dodgers. Going into this game, not one sign pointed to a Philadelphia victory. Playing without Oft-injured Bryce Harper and Jean Segura, and facing All World, Clayton Kershaw, even the most hardcore fan counted this one as a loss.
Rhys Hoskins, mired in an 0 for 33 slump broke out with a first-inning homer before making four more outs in his 5 at-bats and sits at 1 for his last 38. JT Realmuto doubled in the second run to put Kershaw (6 innings with 8 hits, the 2 runs, a walk, and striking out 9) in an unfamiliar place, trailing
Zach Wheeler won this battle with no runs allowed on 5 hits but walked 4 while striking out 6. Philadelphia Public Enemies 1 and 2 took over and shut the door. Jose Alvarado went the 7th and 8th with no hits, striking out 4, and Hector Neris finally registered a save with his one inning.
Luke Williams continues to impress and picked up three hits in his four at-bats. Gavin Lux had a walk and a pair of hits to lead the way for Los Angeles. Philly has an off day Thursday before taking on the Gabe Kapler-led, San Francisco Giants in a weekend set. Phillies pull off improbable 2-0 victory.