Notes From The Phillies’ 6-2 Win Over New YorkBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
On The Mound
- Zach Eflin got the start after being called up from the minors to take the place of Clay Buchholz in the rotation. Eflin struggled early, giving up two runs in the first inning, but would settle down and deliver four scoreless after that.
- Eflin gave up just three hits, but also walked three.
- Joely Rodriguez pitched a scoreless sixth.
- Edubray Ramos struck out the side in the seventh.
- Hector Neris kept the game tied through the eighth.
- Luis Garcia pitched a scoreless ninth and got the win.
- Joaquin Benoit finished the game in the 10th, although it was not a save situation.
At The Plate
- The offense put up six runs on 11 hits.
- Odubel Herrera put the team on the board in the first inning with a solo home run. Herrera also singled and worked a walk.
- The Phils would then be held scoreless until the eighth inning, when Andres Blanco doubled home the tying run.
- The team took the lead in the 10th with a sac fly RBI from Cameron Rupp, an RBI-single from Aaron Altherr, and a two-run single from Daniel Nava.
- Cesar Hernandez had another multi-hit game at the top of the order, going 2-6 with a couple of singles.
- Maikel Franco still can’t remember how to hit a baseball, turning in another 0-4. He’s now 0 for his last 17.
- Michael Saunders had a multi-hit game with two singles in five at-bats.
- Tommy Joseph went 1-4 with a single.
Locked in another close game, this time around luck was on the Phillies’ side as they managed to outlast the Mets for a critical win to start the series.
Pete Mackanin really needs to seriously consider sitting Maikel Franco for a game or two at this point. Franco has been absolutely killing the team with his utter lack of production out of the cleanup hole, and the team could benefit from getting Andres Blanco some more looks.
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