On Thursday night, the Phillies blew out the Miami Marlins to complete a three game series sweep at Citizens Bank Park.
Behind a seven run second inning, the Phillies were able to hold onto the lead and keep the Marlins, who have been struggling recently, off the board.
Jake Thompson had an incredible start, as he pitched 5.1 scoreless innings. He allowed only six hits, and had six strikeouts. He is now 2-2 for the season, with an ERA of 4.46.
Cesar Hernandez had a good night, with him going four-for-five including two runs scored. Also, Nick Williams is now on a 12-game hitting streak.
Former Phillie Vance Worley only lasted 1.1 innings and allowed seven earned runs on eight hits. It was a bullpen game for the Marlins from that point forward.
The Phillies hit four home runs, one from Freddy Galvis, one from Rhys Hoskins (of course), one from Jorge Alfaro, and one from Cameron Perkins, his first career long ball.
Rhys Hoskins continued his historic streak, smashing his 18th home run of the year. He finished the game going One-for-Two. His batting average now stands at .314. He made MLB history already! He is the quickest player ever to reach 18 home runs in only 34 games.
Following the game, Cameron Perkins said ‘He makes it look so easy when it’s really difficult, ‘It’s fun to watch but it’s underappreciated. I don’t think everyone understands how difficult it is.” in his postgame interview.
J.P Crawford had a little-to-none offense in the game. He struck out three times, and only getting one hit in 4 at-bats. However, he had two RBI’s in the ballgame. He needs to start swinging the bat a lot better, or he will have no chance of making the opening day roster in 2018.
The Phillies finished the 2017 season against the Marlins with a record of 10-8. They won’t face each other until next season.