Phillies Pull Off Improbable Victory

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.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.