Phillies Top 5: Highest-Scoring Games vs. Girardi, Yankees
4: June 22, 2015: Phillies 11, Yankees 8 (Away)
- Winning Pitcher: Jake Diekman
- Losing Pitcher: Michael Pineda
- Phillies Total Hits: 18
- Yankees Total Hits: 14
- Phillies Total Errors: 0
- Yankees Total Errors: 0
Playing in his first full season in red pinstripes, the 22-year-old Maikel Franco homered twice — the eighth and ninth of his career. He also produced a career-high four hits and five RBI, and went 2-for-3 with runners in scoring position to help the Phillies snap a 12-game road skid. The Yankees, meanwhile, had won 11 of their previous 13 home games entering the contest.
Franco’s career was trending upward. So much so, that starting pitcher Kevin Corriea said, “He’s got everything you look for in a young player. There’s similarities to [Albert] Pujols.”
During the 12-game such road losing streak entering the game — their longest since 1999 — the Phillies had scored only 22 runs. They scored half of that total in the one game alone, under manager Ryne Sandberg, to snap the skid.
Also in the win, outfielder Ben Revere and shortstop Freddy Galvis each produced three hits, while second baseman Cesar Hernandez and first baseman Ryan Howard each produced two RBI. Chase Utley played as the designated hitter, and went an uncharacteristic 0-for-4 with one strikeout, lowering his season slash line to just .179/.257/.275. He would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right ankle after the next day’s game.
Yankees starting pitcher, right-hander Michael Pineda, lasted just 3 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs on 11 hits, one walk and zero strikeouts.
As of the conclusion of the 2019 season, this game is one of four in Franco’s career in which he had two home runs.