The Phillies head into San Diego going against the Padres after losing two out of three to the Milwaukee Brewers. However, the PHightin Phils did win their last game of that series, looking to carry over that offensive momentum into San Diego. In their previous series, the San Diego Padres took 3 of 4 games against the San Francisco Giants. The Padres’ offense looks to be clicking on all cylinders. Xander Bogaert, Juan Soto, and Garrett Cooper show big-time production from an underperforming lineup.
Phillies Offense Did Just Enough
The Phillies offense did just enough to get them a win. The Phillies carried the momentum against the Brewers as they came out the gates swinging. Alec Bohm would have a big-time double that would drive in Kyle Schwaber and Bryce Harper, making it 3-0. Edmundo Sosa and Trea Turner would then hit a couple of homers. Nick Castellanos would record his 34 double of the season,
Midway through the bottom of the second, Rich Hill (Padres pitcher) would leave the mound for a pitching change. In comes Matt Waldron in relief. Waldron would give up two hits. Bryson Stott would get a single, and Cristian Pache would get a triple. This made it 7-1 Phillies with the lead. Edmundo Sosa continued his big at-bat with a double that would drive in Cristian Pache, making it 8-1, Phillies. Top of the 5th, Kyle Schwaber would hit his 40th home run on the season.
This is where things get ugly for the Phillies. After Taijuan Walker leaves the game, the bullpen finds themselves in trouble. Andrew Bellatti gave up three straight hits to Matt Batten, Trent Grisham, and Ha-Seong Kim. Soto would then replace Andrew Bellati. Gregory Soto would also give up a walk to Manny Machado, a double to Xander Bogaets, and another double to Gary Sanchez. Now, the San Diego Padres are only down by two runs. Jeff Hoffman would replace Gregory Soto to hold things down on the hill. The Phillies held off the Padres and won the game 9-7.
Flat on Both sides of the Field
The Phillies couldn’t really get anything going in game two. Only three hits were compiled. They came from Brandon Marsh, Jake Cave, and Edmundo Sosa. Three walks were also tallied by Kyle Schwaber twice and Bryce Harper once. Other than that, it was the San Diego Padres show. Michael Lorenzen made it up until the third inning before things fell apart. He would give up eight hits and seven runs.
Xander Bogaerts would go 4 for 4 on the night. He would double and grab 3 singles. Fernando Tatis Jr. would hit back-to-back homers in two games. Fernando Tatis Jr.’s homerun would open the floodgates of offense for the Padres. Also, Luis Campusano would have a big day at the office. He went 2 for 4 with a homerun, a single, and two walks. This was a one-sided game. The Phillies were flat on offense and defense. There seemed to be no life in the Phillies dugout for game two.
The Phillies Returning the Favor
The Phillies playing a day game, walking in with a bad taste in their mouth after the previous night’s debacle. Kyle Schwaber kicks things off with a home run. It would be his 10th leadoff home run of the season, setting the franchise record. This was followed by Alec Bohm’s double and Bryce Harper’s walk. Nick Castellanos with a hit.
Top of the 4th. Bryce Harper with a double that would drive in Kyle Schwaber and Edmundo Sosa. JT Realmuto with a home run. Jake Cave with a home run. The Phillies are up 5-0. Zach Wheeler is that arm for the Phillies pitching staff. He went 7 strong innings with 7ks, only allowing a walk and one hit. Zach Wheeler pounds the strike zone with the four-seam fastball and curveball, getting batters chasing. He struck out Ha-Seong Kim twice. The only run that the Padres got in was at the bottom of the 9th. Matt Straham gave up a double to Xander Bogarts and Garrett Cooper, but it only paid off for one run.
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