Phillies Shock Alcantara With Come-From-Behind Win
The Phillies continued their red-hot roll with a come-from-behind win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. New acquisition Noah Syndergaard provided 6.0 gutsy innings, while the offense came through late to earn a 4-3 victory. It was exactly the kind of win we’d expect from a surging, playoff-bound team, as the Phillies continue to stake their claim to a postseason spot.
Syndergaard was rock solid on Friday, hurling 6.0 frames of two-run ball, surrendering six hits and two walks while fanning four. It wasn’t a dominant showing, but he kept them in the ballgame, which is exactly what he was acquired to do. Brad Hand pitched a clean seventh, while Andrew Bellatti ran into a bit of trouble in the eighth, giving up a run on three hits. However, after the Phils’ rally in the bottom of the eighth, Seranthony Domínguez slammed the door with a one-two-three ninth.
Kyle Schwarber was the hero in the one, notching three hits, including a double, and driving in two. The burly left fielder even chipped in a stolen base for good measure. No other Phillies had multi-hit nights, but J.T. Realmuto and new center fielder Brandon Marsh drove in one run apiece. Friday’s game may not have been as exciting as the track meets we’ve seen the Phils perform recently, but given tonight’s matchup it’s plenty impressive. They squared off with Cy Young favorite Sandy Alcantara, hanging four earned runs on the 26-year-old in 7.2 innings. It’s the second time this season the Phillies have had his number, as they handed him a loss back on July 15th in Miami.
Tonight’s come-from-behind win doesn’t do much in the standings, as the Braves, Mets, Cardinals, Padres and Brewers all won as well. However, the Phillies didn’t lose any ground, and they’ve got an impressive seven-game winning streak going. They’ll look to complete the sweep Thursday afternoon when Kyle Gibson faces off with Edward Cabrera.