The Philadelphia Phillies droppe their second game in a row and the first of their series the San Francisco Giants at the score of 6-3. The Phillies rolled ouit a bullpen game that feature Connor Brogdon and Bailey Falter, who put them in a deep hole that they weren’t able to climb out of. Philadelphia had as many hits as the Giants had runs.
The Phillies take on the Giants again on Tuesday night. Zack Wheeler (3-2, 3.80 ERA) and Alex Cobb (3-1, 1.70 ERA) are each respective team’s starter.
More Phillies News
- The Philadelphia Phillies moved a home game to appease the Philadelphia Eagles for their home opener. Both teams had home games scheduled on Sept. 14. The Phillies made themselves flexible by moving that 4:05 p.m. ET game against the Atlanta Braves to September 11 at 6:40 p.m. ET.
- The Bailey Falter experiment may be over, at least in my own estimation. Falter has failed to either give the Phillies a cusion or keep a cushion provided by the offense. Last night’s performance against the Giants is a microcosm of Falter’s season so far.
- Simon Muzziotti is down with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and he is still clobbering baseballs. Muzziotti is providing consistent offense as he is batting for an .388 batting average and a .946 on-base plus slugging percentage in 34 games this season. He is certainly a candidate to be called up at some point in the season because of depth or injury issues.
- Shohei Ohtani is a wonderous, fun-loving, transcendent, damn near perfect superstar player. That is why this man continues to make history so often as this season goes on. As he progresses through this year, Ohtani joins more niche, historic statistical clubs because baseball has so many peculiar stats. Ohtani joined some pitchers that have been able ot hit (at least for a day) and has done something that a handful of notable players of the 2000s and 2010s haven’t done.
- Aaron Judge’s had a two homer game for the New York Yankees against the Toronot Blue Jays. During his at-bat, Judge looks over towards his dugout while in the box. This led to announcers on the Jays broadcast to point out that they noticed this and question what the glance was, even insinuate that Judge is cheating. Judge proved them wrong once in the at-bat and later in his post game quotes.
- Leave it to Jayson Stark to have the info to such a baseball stat, meaning that the happening occurred so long ago by someone long forgotten that any oddly specific stat feels like the first time in MLB history. This time Seattle Mariners’ catcher Cal Raliegh made Fenway Park history by becoiming the first catcher to homer on both sides of the plate in the same game at Fenway Park.