Phillies facing off against the Diamondbacks in South Philadelphia. Both teams came with some good momentum. Diamondbacks after taking 2 out 3 from the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Phillies taking 2 out 3 against the Chicago Cubs. After a rough first two games, is Trea Turner turning things around?
Here we Go!
The Phillies starting pitching staff was off to a sluggish start. All three games in this series. The Phillies starting pitching staff gave up 3 runs in each game. Zach Wheeler gave up 8 hits and allowed 2 runs and 2 home runs. It was one of the worst starts that I have seen for Zach Wheeler as a Phillies pitcher. Wheeler gave a home run out of the shoot. Follow up by giving up a double as well. Matt Strahm with an ugly start as he allows a two-run homer to start. Ranger Suarez is still trying to find his way back into his groove. However, he gets dinged up from it. Ranger Suarez allowed 5 hits 5 runs, and one home run, but he did have 5 strikeouts.
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
The Diamondbacks have one of the most dangerous lineups in the MLB. There are 10 and 2 in their last 12 games. 7th in the league for offensive productions and only one and a half games out of first place in the NL West. The middle of the Diamondbacks lineup is really good, as you saw in this series. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. goes 4 for 4 in the first game. Hits a two-run homer to set the tone for the game, and in the second game, he records his 14th double of the year. However, in the second game, offensive power came from Corbin Carroll. He goes 3 for 4, making nice contact. getting on base.
Trea Turner Turning Things Around?
Trea Turner has struggled as of late. Going 1-20. Some Phillies fans probably find themselves asking Rob Thompson, “Why do you have Trea Turner in the top part of the lineup?” “He needs a few days off.” Yesterday’s game looks to be a great day at the office for Trea Turner. He came up huge in the 9th inning! Delivering a home run deep to the left and ties the game up. Giving energy to the Phillies dugout. Sending this game into extra innings. Alec Bohm hits an off-the-wall double. That puts the Phillies in for a win. Saving Philly from getting swept up.
I hope hitting that home run in the bottom of the 9th will give Trea Turner the motivation moving forward as the team heads out to Atlanta to face the Braves. This is the first time this year we battle our divisional rivals.
Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a for 6 Philly sports fan. Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge). Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.