The Phillies went on an 8-game winning streak, before losing embarrassingly to the GodBax. Was this a good team in disguise or a bad team on a hot streak? That question was sure to be answered when the Phils took on the San Diego Dads in a late night Nola-on-Nola series this weekend.
The Phils won.
The Phils sent true ace Matt Moore to the mound against the Pops’ Blake Snell, which wasn’t promising, but Moore dealt evenly with Snell, allowing two runs in four and a third against Snell’s three in five.
The Phils were able to stall the Dads, with Hector Neris, Archie Bradley and Ian Kennedy throwing a combined four and two-thirds allowing only one run, while scattering, somehow, six walks and a hit.
Meanwhile the Phils’ bats were mostly, but not quite, asleep. JT Realmuto hit an RBI double, Bryce Harper hit a 2-run homer, and Andrew McCutchen also drove in a run. Only five hits, but four runs was enough to win it.
Around the league:
The Phillies might be awful, but thank you to the Mets for announcing the worst, absolute worst, roster move in the history of baseball. https://t.co/i54hH0p1dE— Sixto Lezcano (@mleif) August 20, 2021
The Phils rise to 62-60, 4 games behind the Barves. Game two in this series is tomorrow night at 4:40PM Alaska time, or 8:40pm Eastern. The Phils will send Aaron Nola to the hill to face his brother Austin, while the Dads will send out Joe Musgrove.
See you tomorrow!
Also, get your damn vaccines, please!