The gamble to pitch Taijuan Walker on short rest paid off as he delivered 5.1 scoreless innings. Combined with Bryson Stott’s pinch-hit home run, and the Phillies emerged with a 2-1 win that gave them a series win over the Chicago Cubs.
- A small fix made a big difference for Taijuan Walker on Sunday.
- The Phillies haven’t always come up big in clutch spots this season, but Bryson Stott certainly did in his pinch hitting appearance on Sunday.
- Not that the bar was set particularly high in seasons past, but Matt Gelb of The Athletic ($) discusses how the Phillies’ bullpen has been improved this season.