What have we learned about the Phillies during their sweep of the Rockies?
On Thursday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies to become a .500 team once again at 10-10. In front of a home crowd at Citizens Bank Park this week, they outscored the visiting Rockies 32-9, propelling them ahead of the Atlanta Braves for third place in the NL East.
As they head to Queens to face the first-place 14-6 New York Mets, here are three key takeaways as the Rockies series fades into the rearview mirror.
1. Alec Bohm has figured it out
20 games into the season, Alec Bohm is one of the best hitters on the Phillies, which I’m sure we all saw coming.
Maybe not so much defensively, but Alec Bohm is tearing the cover off the ball, and his resurgence has proven crucial to the Phillies’ success. As of the series finale, Bohm is hitting .326 with a team-leading 14 RBI. His one hit in Thursday’s game was a home run, his second of the year.
While it’s unfortunate that the overcrowded infield pushed Bryson Stott back down to Triple-A, getting Bohm back in his rookie form is huge for him and the club’s collective chances.