Everyone entered the ballpark on Sunday worried about a wash out. Huge, violent storms were predicted to start close to game time. But instead of rainstorms, the Phillies provided thunder with their bats in the final game against the Brewers.
It was another Retro Night at the ballpark, so the Phillies wore 1970’s uniforms. They also brought Mike Schmidt and Greg “The Bull” Luzinski to toss first pitched in honor of the 70’s. And of course, no 70’s revival is complete with the streaking Phanatic.
Aaron Nola started the game and, despite getting into some rough spots, he pitched very well. Nola did not allow a run over 6 innings, striking out 9 Brewers. The defense pitched in, as well, to keep runs off the board.
And then the Phillies bats suddenly came to life. Odubel Herrera had his 4th 4-hit game of his career. The only Phillies position player without a hit was Freddy Galvis, but he did collect an RBI on a sacrifice.
In the 5th inning, things really heated up. Tommy Joseph hit what appeared to be a 3-run homer, which was called back as a double due to fan interference. Here are the three idiots who nearly ruined a good inning, celebrating as they got tossed out:
For the record, real fans do not risk losing runs for their team just to snag a baseball. Rant over…
Luckily, newcomer Jimmy Paredes took over and hit a no-doubt-about-it 3-run homer. Not to be left out, Cameron Rupp smashed a solo shot right after that. The Phillies scored 5 runs in the inning, which is their highest total in an inning this year.
The Phillies went on to win the game easily by a score of 8-1. They were able to split the 4-game series with the Brewers, which is great considering how sluggish this offense has been lately.
Here is the full Photo Album from the game.
Photos by Jenn Zambri