8/8/2020 : 2020 Phillies - Game Eight
Phillies 5 Braves 0
JT Realmuto led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a loud home run to left field for the game’s first run. Didi Gregorius singled, stole second and went to third on an error. Jean Segura walked and Jay Bruce followed with yet another loud home run over the right center field wall ( measured at 422 feet ) to plate three !
Jake Arrieta was outstanding ... perhaps his best outing in a Phillies uniform ... he went six scoreless innings - 3 hits, 1 walk and 6 K’s ... great ball movement and command - 89 pitches - 56 strikes ... if he can continue to perform like he did in this one then we got something special.
Jose Alvarez got the first two outs of the seventh inning and then gave up a single to Nick Markakis .... skipper Joe went to Tommy Hunter ... he got the final out of the inning on one pitch - a 5-3 ground out.
Hunter pitched a perfect eighth inning - four batters - four outs in his outing - 13 pitches - 9 strikes - made it look easy.
Didi Gregorius singled to score Bryce Harper ( doubled ) in the eighth inning.
Deolis Guerra pitched a perfect ninth inning striking out two batters to complete the shutout.
Record is now 4-4
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Bryce Harper made an outstanding diving catch on a sinking liner in the top of the fifth inning.
Jay Bruce had two hits ( double & HR ) raising his average to .300 in the early going. Bryce Harper also had two knocks ( single & double ) ... now hitting .292 and Didi Gregorius had two hits raising his average to .321.