9/8/2020 : Red Sox 5 ( 15-29 ) Phillies 2 ( 21-18 ) - DH Game 2 - Seven Innings
The Phillies scored twice in their half of the first inning. Rhys Hoskins walked, went to third on a single by JT Realmuto and scored on a wild pitch. Didi Gregorius singled to score Realmuto.
Boston scored a run in the top of the second inning on a two out single by Tzu-Wei Lin.
The Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr singled in the top of the 4th inning, went to second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Deivy Grullon. That tied the game at two apiece.
Vince Velasquez pitched very well ... 5 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 9 K’s ... 90 pitches - 64 strikes - 16 swinging strikes.
Boston’s Bobby Dalbec hit a two run home run against David Phelps in the top of the sixth inning. Phelps faced three hitters without recording an out ( 2 BB, HR ).
Jo Jo Romero retired all four hitters he faced to finish out the sixth inning and record the first out in the seventh. He’s fun to watch ... intensity personified 👏👍.
Bobby Dalbec drove in another run in the seventh inning with an RBI single against Heath Hembree.
The Phillies brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh with one out but two hard hit balls by Jean Segura and Rhys Hoskins were caught to end the game.
Deivy Grullon made his first big league appearance for Boston.
Another former Phillie ... Sixto Sanchez was outstanding for the Marlins tonight against the Braves ... 6 shutout innings ... 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s - touched 101 🔥 on the radar ! Miami writers are comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez in regards to dominate stuff !
The Phillies are off tomorrow and then play seven games in five days in Miami ... they enter the series with a 1 1/2 game lead over the Marlins pending the outcome of the Braves/Marlins game tomorrow.