Phillies vs Mets: Trio of walk-offs helps Phillies move above 500. Upon the surface, there hasn’t been much change in Philadelphia. The Phillies are sitting around 500, where they have been over several seasons. Nevertheless, the previous week will be given a bit greater optimism.

The Phillies win 3 consecutive matches in walk-off style, extending their winning run to 4 games, putting them at 32-31 upon on series. The Phillies remain 6 matches behind the NL East-leading New York Mets in losses, although they are 2nd inside the league & 7-2 in June.

Luke Williams’ 2 different homers inside the top of the ninth helped Atlanta defeat the Braves 2-1 on Wednesday. It was his first major league home run. The very next day, Jean Segura knocked in two runs with such a 10th-inning single throughout the Braves’ 4-3 victory.

Then, on Saturday, Segura delivered again against the New York Yankees, blasting an RBI infield singles to seal an 8-7, 10-inning win.  Phillies’ latest match, a 7-0 victory against New York, won’t involve any delayed match drama.

Philadelphia finished the season with a record of 80-82. Then after the seasons, the Phillies signed Bryce Harper, although they ended 81-81 during his first year still them. Last season, they went 28-32. Philadelphia has not made the postseason since 2011, the year before Harper’s major league debuted and then the same season Andrew McCutchen. Now it’s a Phillies outfield named to the All-Star group for the first time in Pittsburgh. Phillies vs Mets After this amazing week, the Phillies still have a lot to show. 

It would be a terrific moment if they started playing regularly effectively. 

Monday marks the start of the Phillies’ western tour, which features games against the Dodgers and Giants. The Phillies will next entertain 2 matches against the Washington Nationals before hosting a potentially pivotal 4 match series against the New York Mets.

Comparison

Ponder it: Almost every major league club already has completed more matches than they will in 2020. Just the Mets, with 57 games played, have yet to reach their 60-game mark.

But there is some reality to the notion that there is an unusually large number among strong relievers in the year. Shane Bieber topped the major with such a 1.63 ERA last season. To this time in the season, Jacob deGrom (0.56), Lance Lynn (1.23), Kevin Gausman (1.43), & Brandon Woodruff (1.52) are below Bieber’s record.

Time for trivia

Philadelphia players have won seven Silver Slugger medals between 2004 and 2009. Chase Utley received 4 games, while Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, & Bobby Abreu all got one. Who is also the only Phillies member to have won one so far?

Quote of the week

Aaron Civale of Cleveland struck up 11 batters in 8 innings of relief in a 7-0 victory against Seattle on Friday night. Civale struck out 22 batters in such a run after the Mariners bases loaded from first.

The week’s return

The Indians trailed Seattle 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, but after the first two batters were grounded, the Mariners had such a 99.5 % victory chance, according to Statcast. After two strikeouts and a single, the score remained 4-2 until Rene Rivera doubled to tie the game. In the end, Cleveland prevailed 5-4 in 10 plays.

References:

Archysport. “NBA Playoffs: Preview of the Series between Philadelphia and Washington; Is the Process Finally Efficient?” Archysport, 22 May 2021, www.archysport.com/2021/05/nba-playoffs-preview-of-the-series-between-philadelphia-and-washington-is-the-process-finally-efficient.

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