The Phillies emerged victorious in game one of a doubleheader with the Red Sox on Tuesday evening. The win can be credited almost entirely to rookie sensation Alec Bohm, who drove in four runs on the day.
Bohm drove in his initial two runs on a two-out single in the bottom of the third. The RBI’s extended the Phillies lead to 4-1 at the time. Zach Eflin would later surrender back-to-back home runs to Alex Verdugo and Rafael Devers respectively. The long balls came in the fifth inning, which would prove to be Eflin’s final frame on the day.
Tommy Hunter then took the mound in the sixth but struggled to find success. Hunter — who had recorded eight consecutive scoreless outings prior to today — allowed two earned runs. A home run off the bat of Bobby Dalbec was good for one while Devers doubled home the go-ahead run. Devers had a phenomenal day overall, going 3-for-4 with two home runs. Hector Neris later stepped in and stopped further damage over 1.1 frames.
Fast forward to the bottom of the seventh and Alec Bohm again found himself digging in at the plate with two outs and runners in scoring position. The Phillies had runners on second and third while trailing the game 5-4. With a 2-2 count, Bohm singled into left-field and secured yet another walk off victory. The Phillies of course secured their ninth win in ten attempts on a Bohm sac-fly just last week.
All told, the third baseman went 3-for-4 on the day while driving in four runs. He improved his batting average to .298 on the year while elevating his RBI total to 15 through just 23 games.
Alec Bohm has simply been outstanding with runners in scoring position, going 11-for-23. This is good for a .478 batting average with RISP. Luis Roberts leads MLB rookies with 27 runs batted in but he has done so with 59 more at-bats than Bohm.