The Phillies make it three in a row. Your Philadelphia Phillies did what they needed to do. They took three of four from the Arizona Diamond Backs with a 7-4 victory on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park on a sun-splashed afternoon. Freddy Galvis spoke very candidly in the post-game euphoria. “We know what we have to do. We’re going to win some games and lose some games, but we’ve got to have short memories and turn the page to the next page.”
To the Action
For the second game in a row, the Phillies scored runs in the opening inning. In this game, the runs were supplied by Andrew McCutchen bringing home Jean Segura. The hit moved JT Realmuto to third base where he would cross the plate. Freddy Galvis knocked a SAC fly pushing it to a 2-0 lead.
Arizona would counter off Jake McCarthy’s first big league hit, a double. He plated Carson Kelly, and just like that, it was 2-1. Ranger Suarez (5 1/3 innings, the one run, with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts) was settling in, while the Philadelphia offense was getting engaged. A big fifth inning with Jorge Bonifacio bringing home Segura on a ground out to first. As things unfurled, Philly found Bryce Harper at third and Andrew McCutchen at second. Neither would be there long. Galvis brought them home on a single to center to make it a 5-1 affair. The DBacks were poised to strike. They began to chip away in the 7th when Nick Ahmed doubled home Pavin Smith that cut it to a three-run game, 5-2.
Fireworks in the 8th
The big inning in this one was the 8th with Arizona getting it 5-4 thanks to Ahmed bringing home David Peralta and McCarthy and, just like that, it was white knuckle time with the big lead suddenly shrunk to one, 5-4. Fear not on this day Phillies fans. Galvis would score on a Rafael Marchan triple and Marchan would cross the plate on a Travis Jankowski triple to make it 7-4. Ian Kennedy was dominant with a pair of strikeouts to get the save and seal the deal. JD Hammer went 2/3 of an inning. Connor Brogdon, making his third straight appearance, went one inning allowing a run of 2 hits while walking one and fanning one. Archie Bradley showed up, for 2/3 of an inning with Kennedy closing the door to improve the Phillies record to 66-64. The Phillies make it 3 in a row.