What a difference a day makes for the Phillies to win 13-3. The Chicago Cubs were the hosts and Philadelphia turned their tables playing long ball in disposing Chicago for the Cubs 10th consecutive defeat.
Normally, we suffer thru a Philadelphia bullpen collapse but not on this night. Matt Moore went 4 innings allowing 5 hits, 2 runs, with 2 walks, and striking out 4. Connor Brogdon, Archie Bradley Jose Alvarado, and Brandon Kintzler combined for five innings with just a Javier Baez homer off Alvarado and three strikeouts.
Jake Marisnick started the long-ball party with a solo shot but Andrew Knapp countered with a solo shot of his own. Javier Baez (2 for 3 with a walk and a pair of RBI) got it to 2-1 with a double. Didi Gregorious went yard to get it even at 2-2 with Andrew McCutchen giving the visitors a 3-2 lead with a double. Rhys Hoskins (2 for 5, 2 runs scored,3 RBI) picked up his first RBI on a single.
Two more runs were plated on a Cubs error before Odubel Herrera joined the home run party with a three-run bomb. Hoskins kept the party going with a two-run shot after Baez launched a moonshot that made it a 10-3 game. Joining the homer contingent, Alec Bohm closed the scoring with yet another homer.
Cubs manager, David Ross, who was chirping all night about the strike zone, finally got himself tossed in the sixth inning. Philly pulled off a 6 run 8th inning then a 3 run ninth to blow open their 4-2 lead. With the projected starting lineup in place, Philadelphia has won three of its last four. What a difference a day makes for the Phillies