Drowned Mariners

By: Matthew Mack

The Philadelphia Phillies head to the Northwest to visit the Seattle Mariners for a three game series.

In the first game, it was all Philly. The offense put on a 17- hit display. Ranger Suárez thing on the mound as he went six innings, four hits, no runs with seven strikeouts while walking two. Jean Segura and Rhys Hoskins homered for the Phils. Nick Castellanos and JT Realmuto contributed with two RBIs apiece for the 9-0 rout. Seattle only scraped four hits in the game.

While the Sixers were in South Beach taking care of business Tuesday night, the Phillies did not do great on the field defensively. They committed four errors in the game. In the second inning, Phillies manager Joe Girardi was ejected while arguing with 3rd Base umpire and crew chief Bill Miller over a questionable call at first which scored a run as a result of the play. The game stayed close throughout despite the errors. Castellanos, Segura, and Hoskins all homered in the game. Nola was okay in the game but it was not enough as the Mariners took this game 5-4.

On the day side of Wednesday, the Phillies needed Hoskins’ bat to lift the Phillies thanks to a grand slam home run in the fourth inning to take lead and never looked back. The bullpen did all the work on the mound as they combined for 10 strikeouts on eight hits and two runs. Phillies take the lead and the series 4-2.

Next stop on the road trip is Los Angeles to see the Dodgers. There is nothing needed to be said about this series. We know that it will be a test for them to see where they are as a team at this point in the season. I expect Philly to play hard against the Dodgers. Winning in Dodger Stadium is even tougher. The Phils have their work cut out as they continue on to face a team that will do damage.

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