2019 Postgame Recaps

Dickerson, Kingery lead Phillies to rebound victory over Marlins



Kingery went 2-5 with a three-run home run in Saturday night’s win. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)

After last night’s dreadful defeat, the Philadelphia Phillies (67-61) got out to a big lead and cruised to an easy 9-3 victory over the Miami Marlin (46-82).

The Marlins took an early lead in the bottom of the first. Lead-off man Jon Berti legged out an infield hit after third baseman Brad Miller’s throw was offline. After Berti stole second, Neil Walker was able to bring him home with an RBI single to right field:

The Marlins lead wouldn’t hold up for long as the Phillies would respond with a six spot in the third. Scott Kingery would launch an 85 MPH cutter that forgot to cut over the wall in left-center field for a three-run home run:

That wasn’t all for the Phillies. The team would send 12 men to the plate in the third inning. Corey Dickerson, who was up for the second time in the inning, knocked in two more runs following an RBI walk from Realmuto. Dickerson’s ground rule double was his 22 double of the season and ninth extra-base hit since joining the Phillies:

The Fish would get one back after a fielder’s choice in the fifth and another in the seventh on Jorge Alfaro’s third career home run against his former club:

Three more Phillies runs also came in the seventh. Dickerson, who has suddenly become one of the Phillies best hitters, came through again with a bases clearing double to stretch the Phillies lead to six.

That’s all the team would need as Mike Morin, Edgar Garcia and Blake Parker would combine to throw three good innings, only allowing one earned run on the Alfaro home run.

The Phillies will look to win the series on Sunday with the ace Aaron Nola on the mound. He will face Elieser Hernandez.

Shibe Vintage Sports Starting Pitching Performance

Zach Eflin: 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, OBB, 2SO

Jordan Yamamoto:3.2 IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 3SO

Eflin succeeded where Yamamoto failed. Eflin was efficient, even in the at-bats in which he was beat. Yamamoto could not seem to find the strikezone and in the at-bats in which he did, Phillies hitters were making him pay with long at-bats that either resulted in walks or hits. Tonight’s outing was a good sign for the Phillies as Eflin, who at one point was the team’s best starter when Nola was struggling early on in the season, could be on his way to once again being a reliable arm.

Phillies Nuggets Player of the Game: Corey Dickerson

When Dickerson was acquired by the Phillies on deadline day last month, the team expected him to be a serviceable bat in the middle to bottom of the order. Since joining the Phillies, Dickerson has knocked 10 extra-base hits and has an OPS of .763. Many of those hits, including the two doubles he knocked in tonight’s ballgame, were timely ones. He went 4-5 in tonight’s game with five RBI, leading his new club to victory. It’s safe to say Dickerson has exceeded expectations so far with his production:

 

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  1. pamikeydc

    August 25, 2019 at 9:07 am

    PN, any chance of bringing Dickerson back?

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