Monday, September 26, 2022

Schwarber twice homer, Phillies still 3-2 for Nationals. fall down

PHILADELPHIA ( Associated Press) — Josiah Gray scored a career-high 11 runs and rocked Kyle Schwarber’s second consecutive two-homer game as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday night to finish last. Of.

Luis Garcia hit a two-run double in the seventh inning off Phillips starter Aaron Nola (5-6) to lead 3-2, spoiling another sensational power display from Schwarber.

Schwarber’s two homers from Gray (7-5) increased his NL-best total to 27. Only Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has more homers with 29.

He calls his shots Schwar-bomb in Philly—well, as he did on any of his last three stops—and his prodigious prowess has made him an instant fan favorite in his first season with the Phillies.

Schwarber’s homer-happy production in the first half has placed him among the greats in franchise history for the best start with the long ball.

__ He ​​has the most home runs in Phillies history in the player’s first 80 games with the franchise (Raul Ibanez scored 26 in 2009).

__ He ​​is the first Phillies player to have back-to-back multi-homer games since Chase Utley in 2006.

__And he is four away from matching Mike Schmidt for most home runs by a Phillips player before the All-Star break (Mike Schmidt, 31 in 1979).

His $80 million, four-year deal suddenly seems like a bargain.

Schwarber led the game with a single. OK, of course, but not what 22,369 fans paid to watch.

He delivered in the fourth with a 375-foot shot that landed nearly five rows into the right-field seats and tied the score 1-all. Schwarber reconnected in sixth, a long drive that knocked out a Toyota ad that hung from the second deck for a 2–1 lead. His teammates threw water bottles from the dugout and fans danced in the stands celebrating the Summer of Schwarbs.

Schwarber had a chance to take the game to eighth, but was dismissed on a check swing against Kyle Finnegan.

However, he found little offensive help, as Gray and three relievers kept the Phillies in four hits. Tanner Rainey worked a ninth for his 12th save.

Yadil Hernandez and Keibert Ruiz hit consecutive singles for NOLA in the seventh, and Garcia made it 3-2 with a double in the center.

Washington star Juan Soto batted in second place on his first start as a designated hitter as he left a game on Sunday with a tightness in his left calf. They pinched on Monday and were knocked out after losing 11-0 on Tuesday. He lined up a single toward the center in the fourth and scored on Hernandez’s double to the right over the outstretched glove from Nick Casetelanos.

Gray went one and allowed four hits in six innings. Philadelphia was dismissed 16 times overall.

Nola gave three runs, seven hits and scored three runs in 7 2/3 innings – his sixth straight start of at least seven innings.

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National: Nelson Cruz sat in the second straight game with a stomach ailment.

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The Phillies could hit a wild-card run if Toronto doesn’t have their full roster of regular players due to COVID-19 rules for their games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Non-vaccinated foreign nationals are currently prohibited from entering Canada, and the limited exemptions to the rule no longer apply to professional athletes. Phillies manager Rob Thomson said it was a “concern not to be a full club”, but he will address the issue later this week in St. Thomson said non-vaccinated players were encouraged to get the shots they needed.

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Phillips sends LHP Bailey Falter (0-2, 4.88 ERA) to the mound against Washington RHP Joan Aidan (1-11, 6.97).

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