The Phillies self destruct in an 8-7 loss in extra innings. In an absolute bizarre game, the Atlanta Braves pulled off not one, but two comebacks to steal a win. Vinny V went 5 1/3 allowing just 2 hits and 1 run, walking 3 and notching a strikeout.
Things went well until Hector Neris and the 9th inning. Pablo Sandoval crushed a two-out pinch-hit three-run homer to get it 3-3. In the top of the twelfth Philly was gifted by a William Contreras fielding error and pitcher, Jacob Webb had a throwing error and never covered the plate to allow another runner to score. The Phillies had this one sewn up, right?
As the Bacon Brothers sang, “Guess Again”. Enyel De Los Santos was on the mound and here is how things went. Automatic runner, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley drew a walk, Dansby Swanson singled and Contreras cleared the bases with a double.
Matt Moore replaced De Los Santos Cristian Pache safe on a bunt. Runners on the corners, walk-off single. Game over. De Los Santo’s numbers. 0.0 innings pitched, 2 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, and the Sandoval homer. Andrew McCutcheon, despite a defensive misplay, went 3 for 5 with an RBI, JT Realmuto posted 2 for 5 with a run knocked in and Nick Maton played one with his 1 for 2. The Phillies self-destruct. Click here for more Phillies coverage.