4/3/21 : Game Two
Game Summary : Phillies 4 Braves 0
Zach Wheeler singled with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning to score Jean Segura ( singled & went to second on Roman Quinn HBP ). Andrew McCutchen walked to load the bases ... Rhys Hoskins doubled down the left field line to score Quinn and Wheeler.
Zach Wheeler doubled down the left field line to score Alec Bohm ( walked & went to second on Didi Gregorius HBP ).
On The Hill :
Zach Wheeler ( FB 97-100 ) was flat out brilliant. He pitched seven outstanding innings allowing just one hit and walking none. He struck out ten batters and retired the last seventeen batters in order that he faced. 90 pitches - 62 strikes. Wheeler became the first Phillies pitcher since Cliff Lee on 9/16/13 to have two hits, two RBIs and also strike out ten batters in a game.
Archie Bradley ( FB 93-94 ) pitched a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout ... 9 pitches - 7 strikes.
Hector Neris ( FB 92-93 ) struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning ! 14 pitches - 10 strikes.
Phillies pitchers retired the last 23 Braves batters in order 💪🤫
At The Plate :
Zach Wheeler had two hits ( single & double ) and two RBIs.
JT Realmuto had two hits ... single and a double. Bryce Harper singled and drew a walk ... just missed a dinger on a long fly to center field that was caught.
Andrew McCutchen walked twice. Each time it loaded the bases.
Doubles : Rhys Hoskins, JT Realmuto
Defensive Gems :
Rhys Hoskins made a sliding catch on a shallow pop-up just in front of the second base bag ... remember he’s the first baseman 😳
At the Alternate Camp in Allentown the Yankees Alt camp crew was in town to scrimmage the Phillies Alt Camp team today concurrent to the Phillies-Braves game. No fans in attendance today but there will be tickets sold for future scrimmages.
Phillies play the Braves again tomorrow at 1:05 PM
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️