Phillies History: OTD Jean Segura hits a 14th inning GW home run
On this date the Phillies celebrated a big extra-inning win
On April 14, 2019, Phillies shortstop Jean Segura‘s two-run home run lifted the Phillies to a 3-1 14 inning win over the Miami Marlins.
Entering the ballgame Philadelphia had lost three of their last four games and split their first two games of the season against the Marlins. The first two games were led by each offense with 23 runs scored between the two teams.
Philadelphia had allowed 36 runs in their last four games between the Marlins and Nationals, including a 15-1 loss to Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals at home.
In the series finale down in Miami the Phillies sent Vince Velasquez to the mound against Jose Urena.
After staying scoreless going into the fourth inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a line drive home run that barely cleared the wall in right field to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
After getting a double in the top of the sixth, Bryce Harper would be thrown out at home on a bad decision by third base coach Dusty Wathan, who sent Harper from second to home on a Rhys Hoskins single into shallow left. The game remained 1-0.
Entering the bottom sixth inning Velasquez had a no-hitter going and had gotten the first two outs of the frame. Brian Anderson would blow up the no-hitter and the shutout by hitting a ball off the top of the left field wall for a solo home run.
Velasquez gave up just one run off two hits with three walks and four strikeouts before he was taken out for pinch-hitter Nick Williams despite throwing just 81 pitches. Williams struck out looking with a man on first.
In the top of the ninth the Phillies sent former Marlin J.T. Realmuto to the plate with the bases loaded. Sergio Romo would force a groundout, ending the Phillies biggest threat of the game.
This game would go to extra innings and in the top of the 14th after Andrew McCutchen nearly hit two home runs (one that went foul and one that was a triple) Jean Segura came up against Wei-Yin Chen.
Segura would golf a low breaking ball and bounce it off a sign into the “nightclub” in left field. It was the first run scored by either team since the sixth inning home run by Anderson.
The Phillies bullpen pitched eight shutout innings of relief with Victor Arano striking out six batters in two innings. Jose Alvarez would pitch the 14th inning to get the win and his first save of the season in a 3-1 victory.
Philadelphia would end up losing 6 of their next 10 games, three to the Mets and three to the Rockies, in what turned out to be a long final season for manager Gabe Kapler.