Phillies pummel Pirates. The bats explode in a huge victory. A twenty-hit game and debut of their newly acquired pitchers were the story in the Phillies 15-4 pounding of the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates. What a game to help salvage the series.
Kyle Gibson threw 111 pitches in his 6 and 2/3 innings only allowing 2 runs off 5 hits while walking a pair and whiffing 5. Philadelphia got multiple hits from, Jean Segura, Bryce Harper, Didi Gregorius, Odubel Herrera, and player of the game, JT Realmuto.
Realmuto (5 for 6, 3 RBI .. that’s not a misprint), started the ball rolling with an RBI single followed by Jean Segura (2 for 4, 3 RBI) plating a pair with a double. Wilmer Difo made it 3-1 with a single but Philly went back to work. Realmuto doubled. Odubel Herrera (2 for 4, 2 RBI) pushed it to a 5-1 lead off the Herrera SAC Fly.
Segura stepped up again with a run-scoring double. This coupled with Didi Gregorius (3 for 5, 3 RB) sending home a pair to get it 8-1. Pinch hitter, Kevin Newman launched a fly to center with Travis Jankowski making a diving catch to get it to 8-2. Realmuto said,”hold my beer” and knocked it two more to spread it to 10-2.
Gregorius got it to 12-2 followed by a Herrera run-scoring single. Bamboo Brad Miller and Alec Bohm added runs on groundouts. Enter new closer, Ian Kennedy who was not impressive allowing a two-run homer to Michael Perez to close the book on the 15-4 pounding. Phillies pummel the Pittsburgh Pirates to salvage the series.