October 4, 2023

Phillies sweep Marlins in South Beach ahead of All-Star break


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The Phillies came in to IoanDepot Park eager to win the series, and they got off to a great start, even with a very talented arm in All-Star Sandy Alcantara. He pitched eight innings and struck out twelve, but the Phillies pushed through it and got the job done late in the game.

The Phillies didn’t score until the top of the seventh. Their bats couldn’t get going until then and it felt like they had the losing feeling locked into their minds. Even though Alcantara had a very dominant performance, the Phillies; offense accepted the challenge and ultimately beat the challenge. The Phillies got the bat on the ball a couple of times to get runners in scoring position as both Darick Hall and J.T. Realmuto had clutch at-bats in the top half of the seventh. A few doubles later, the Phillies had a 2-1 lead.

Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Gibson was pretty solid as he pitched six innings, struck out five, and gave up one run in the bottom of the second inning. He was pitching to his strengths and got ahead of batters early.

In the ninth, it came down to Seranthony Dominguez to lock up the first victory of the three-game series, and he did just that. It got dicey towards the end, but he got the job done, nonetheless.

The Phillies took game one in a crucial three-game series versus the Miami Marlins, 2-1.

The Phillies came into the second game of their three-game series in hopes of clinching the series win, and thanks to a boatload of wins, they got it done.

Phillies starter Ranger Suarez hadn’t pitched in a big league game since June 29, and his pitching mechanics didn’t look rusty at all. In his first game back from injury, Suarez pitched five complete innings, struck out four batters, and gave up no runs.

The scoring for the Phillies began in the top of the fourth as J.T. Realmuto blasted a two-run home run to center that gave the Phillies the 2-0 lead. Then, Rhys Hoskins blasted a home run, making it a 3-0 game. Moments later, Didi Gregorius singled to center field and scored Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto.

The Phillies’ offense exploded against Marlins reliever, Cody Poteet. Bryson Stott and Alec Bohm both hit big-time base hits and that followed two bombs by Didi Gregorius and Kyle Schwarber. 

The Phillies took game two of their three-game series demolishing the Marlins, 10-0.

The Phillies came into the game against the Miami Marlins and got the job done. Their offensive game was stellar, and they got the 3-game sweep heading into the All-Star break. 

Aaron Nola pitched out of his mind and did a really great job of controlling his pitches in the majority of the game. He went 8.1 innings, struck out ten batters, only gave up a walk, and allowed no earned runs. Nola’s nasty curveball controlled the Phillies’ momentum.

The scoring started in the top of the fourth inning as Alec Bohm, Matt Vierling, and Yairo Munoz all did their job to put the lead out of reach for Miami. It was a great day for Munoz as he had a 2-run home run to extend the Phillies’ lead.

Phillies Jose Alvarado came in to get the last two outs of the game, and he got it done.

The Phillies bring out the brooms as they swept the Marlins after a 4-0 win on Sunday.

Success from Nola

Aaron Nola is looking way more confident using his pitches, and Phillies fans could see it on Sunday afternoon. He has been controlling his curveball much better this season, and it continues to be a great swing-and-miss pitch. But a lot of his success has come from his changeup, a pitch that he is slowly turning into a plus option in his repertoire.

Back and better than ever

Alec Bohm is making a big leap into his at-bats as he has been hitting a lot better as he got a big base hit in Sunday’s game. It’s definitely a big turn of events for this offense as he is having a great rhythm at the plate and hope this continues his stellar at-bats after the break. And his finger is definitely fine.

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