And they did not even let up after Justin Turner dramatically propelled the Dodgers into further innings.
Nick Castellanos had a two-run double throughout the Phillies’ three-run tenth inning, and Philadelphia battered the slumping Dodgers’ pitching workers for the second straight sport in a 12-10 victory Friday night time.
Bryce Harper hit a tiebreaking RBI double within the sixth and a solo homer within the eighth for the Phillies, who’ve 27 hits and 21 runs of their first two video games in opposition to the NL’s high workers by ERA. It’s a tremendously encouraging improvement for a group that sat in the course of the key league pack offensively till the previous week on the West Coast.
“We know they’re really good,” stated supervisor Joe Girardi, whose group has 38 runs within the final 5 video games, all on the street. “Their staff is fantastic. Our guys are just grinding out at-bats, and they’ve done a really good job. We think we have a pretty good offense, and at times we struggled this year, but we’ve seemed to get it going on this road trip. … We know that we have a bunch of gifted hitters. We feel that.”
Turner hit a tying two-run homer within the ninth and drove in 4 runs for the Dodgers, however they’ve misplaced three straight for the primary time since July 21-23, 2021, as a result of they could not cool the Phils’ bats.
Kyle Schwarber homered, rookie Bryson Stott drove in a career-high three runs and Castellanos additionally had three RBIs.
When requested why the Phillies are teeing off in opposition to Los Angeles, Castellanos admitted he has no thought. He was extra impressed by his group’s poise after blowing a late two-run lead.
“That’s what we’ve been doing really well for the past few games,” Castellanos stated. “I don’t know if getting to know each other better is a part of it, but it’s fun.”
Los Angeles rallied to drive further innings in opposition to Jeurys Familia (1-0). Trea Turner acquired a leadoff single within the ninth, and Justin Turner blasted a one-out splitter into the left area bleachers.
In the tenth, Philadelphia mounted a rally off Brusdar Graterol (0-2) highlighted by Castellanos’ double to left. Castellanos additionally stole third and scored on a throwing error.
The Dodgers then loaded the bases with no one out in opposition to Francisco Morales, a 22-year-old right-hander making his second huge league look. Morales walked three, but additionally acquired Mookie Betts to floor right into a double play earlier than Freddie Freeman was pressured out at second on Trea Turner’s grounder.
“We knew that we were going to have some guys that really needed to step up tonight, and a lot of guys did,” Girardi stated. “It’s a huge ask (for Morales).”
Chris Taylor homered for the Dodgers, however they dropped again right into a first-place tie with San Diego atop the NL West with San Francisco a half-game behind. Taylor flied out to the warning observe to finish the ninth.
The Dodgers gave up a minimum of six runs for the second straight sport after permitting that many runs simply as soon as of their first 29 video games.
“We just didn’t pitch well, but it’s not who we are,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “I haven’t seen it in my time here, but it’s one we’ve got to wash off. … It is good to see our guys fight back and keep putting up runs and make it a game and get deep into their ‘pen.”
Walker Buehler struggled after abruptly shifting up his scheduled begin from Saturday to exchange Clayton Kershaw, who went on the injured checklist Friday morning. While yielding 5 runs over 5 innings, Buehler gave up 9 hits — his most allowed in 72 appearances since July 3, 2019.
“We weren’t very effective today on that side of the ball,” Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes stated. ”They’re aggressive. They have good hitters of their lineup. We simply did not do sufficient. We put ourselves in unhealthy counts and needed to come after hitters.”
Kyle Gibson gave up eight hits and six runs while failing to get out of the fourth inning for the Phillies. His bullpen was sharp until Familia had to step in with closer Corey Knebel unavailable because he pitched the past two days.
Harper had three hits in his second straight monster game as a designated hitter since the Phillies revealed Thursday that he has a partially torn elbow ligament and won’t throw for a month. The two-time NL MVP went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs on Thursday.
Phillies: Jean Segura sat out to rest, Girardi said.
Dodgers: Kershaw has back pain from an inflamed pelvic joint. He had an epidural pain-relieving injection and won’t throw for a few days, but Roberts is optimistic his veteran left-hander will return in a couple of weeks.
Julio Urías (2-2, 2.10 ERA) moves up to start the third game of the series for the Dodgers, albeit on regular rest. He faces Philadelphia’s Ranger Suárez (3-1, 3.68 ERA), who pitched six scoreless innings in his last start.
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