If Philadelphia is going to make the post season, it clearly will take more then Bryce Harper.
Zack Wheeler improved his month of September record to 3-0 and his season record to 14-9 with Ian Kennedy throwing a four out effort to record his 23rd save on the season.
Brad Miller crushed a 443 foot homer and Didi Gregorius ans Jean Segura pulled off the defensive play of the season and, perhaps, the decade to lead the Phils to the 4-3 win.
With the Braves loss to the Gabe Kapler Giants, Philadelphia has pulled within two games of the Atlanta Braves for first place and 2 1/2 games of St. Louis for the second wild card spot.
“You don’t want to just have rely on just guy. Luckily, we’ve got a pretty good one. But, if you want to win three, four, five games in a row, win the series all the time, its got to come from everybody.” stated Bamboo Brad Miller concerning Bryce Harper.
So, What Went On?
After building a 4-1 lead, courtesy of a Freddy Galvis SAC fly followed by Matt Vierling with a SAC fly and a monster home run from Miller, the Phils were cruising.
Save that thought. The Mets battled back with a pair of 8th inning runs to get the Philly fan base cussing. Not as bad as Joe Girardi however. Joe got tossed and it was clear his comments were intended for kids classroom.
What About the Play?
In what will play out as one of the finest plays in baseball history, Gregorius dove, and while on his back, tossed to Segura who pulled off a classic first baseman like stretch to complete the force out.
In other news, recently released Vince Velasquez made his debut with the San Diego Padres. Don’t get excited, Vinny V gave up four runs in four innings so, nothing changed.
Damon Jones was recalled from Triple A with JD Hammer being optioned to the same Triple A organization.