3 Heroes of the Phillies unexpected victory over Dodgers
Several unexpected heroes led the Phillies to dramatic victory over the Dodgers
The Philadelphia Phillies avoided getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers with a dramatic walk-off victory.
It was a much-needed win to salvage a horrendous homestand over which the Phillies lost both series and went 2-4 against the Padres and Dodgers, two teams who are currently both on track for postseason appearances.
But the best part of this win was that it wasn’t the superstars who made it happen, but a host of unexpected heroes who stepped up.
Check it out:
1. Garrett Stubbs
Garrett Stubbs’ first home run of his career was one of only four runs the Phillies plated in Sunday’s game. He and Nick Castellanos were also the only batters in the lineup with a multi-hit game.
But wait! There’s more! In the bottom of the 10th, with two outs, Stubbs and Roman Quinn scored on Max Muncy’s errors.
2. Roman Quinn
It’s been quite a year for Roman Quinn, who ruptured his Achilles tendon almost exactly one year ago. The injury ended his 2021 season, and the Phillies non-tendered him in November. Quinn then signed a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins in March but was granted his release at the end of spring training. He re-signed with the Phillies after that, and on Sunday, showed off his speed by scoring the winning run.
3. Zach Eflin
Zach Eflin pitched seven innings of two-run ball, which is impressive when you look at the stacked Dodgers lineup. He also struck out a career-high 12 batters, again, impressive considering the opponents.
4. Max Muncy
Just kidding. But if he doesn’t make that error, Stubbs and Quinn don’t score their runs.