Phillies score 2wo touchdowns and a field goal, 17-3. Phillies fans have been waiting for this. They start the month of June with a demolition of the Cincinnati Reds, 17-3. You read that correct, 17-3. Season highs of 17 runs, 18 hits, and a few milestones occurred along the way.
To the Action
Coming off a dreadful month of May, where the Phils went drop six games off the first-place standing, with a 12-16 record. June certainly was welcomed by the organization. This may be a breaking out or just a good night. Time will soon tell. This one was the 4th win in their last 14 games. How significant were the 17 runs? Philadelphia had only plated 13 in its last 6 games.
Aaron Nola wasn’t spectacular but, a strange site unfolded with the defense behind him, Not one, not two, but three double plays for Nola and they added another later. Nola went 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs with a pair of walks, and 2 strikeouts. The second strikeout was historic and very important to the game as heavy-hitting Jesse Winker had a man on second in the, at the time, a one-run game, and Nola was able to win the battle.
Historic you ask? It was the 1000th Strikeout for Nola and makes him the third pitcher in Phil’s history to accomplish the feat before the age of 28. He is in great company with Cole Hamels and a guy named Carlton. It was also the fastest a Phillie has done that as it came in his 913th game. Another milestone came from Rhys Hoskins who recently picked up his 100th homer.
Hoskins laced a double in the 5th inning for his 100th career double. Hoskins ( 2 for 4, 1 run scored, a walk, and 3 RBIs) was part of the home run parade in the 7th inning with Andrew McCutchen (2 for 3, 2 runs, and 4 RBI)with a solo shot and Hoskins and Ronald Torreyes (2 for 5, 2 RBI) each hitting two-run shots. McCutchen would another with Odubel Herrera (3 for 5, 3 RBI) also hitting a pair.
Matt Joyce (1 for 1) smashed a ninth-inning grand slam.
The Reds used two infielders on the mound in the persons of Mike Freeman and Alex Blandino who surrendered the Joyce slam.
The same teams go back at again Wednesday with Spencer Howard on the mound. Phillies score 2wo touchdowns and a field goal.