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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: Phillies defeat Reds in walk-off win

Every day until Opening Day arrives, Phillies Nation will take a daily look back at a regular-season victory from that particular day in history that you can watch in full in lieu of live Phillies baseball. Think of it as your daily Phillies watch recommendation.

May 27, 2017 – Phillies 4, Reds 3

After losing to the Cincinnati Reds the night before, the Phillies were looking to bounce back during the second game of the three-game series. Jerad Eickhoff started on the mound and got the Phillies in a bit of a hole in the first inning. After Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton reached first with a lead-off bunt, Eickhoff gave up a two-run home run.

When he hit the next batter – Joey Votto – with a pitch it was beginning to look like it would not be a good day for Eickhoff. However, after his stumbles in the first inning he settled in, allowed the Phillies to retake the lead, and prevented any other runs until the sixth inning.

Tommy Joseph spent a few seasons with the Phillies. (Brandon Apter/PhilliesNation)

The Phillies offense was facing off against Bronson Arroyo—the pitcher who had given up the most home runs in the National League at the time. Arroyo lived up to his reputation. When Cesar Hernandez stepped up to the plate, he hit a lead-off home run deep into right field. Then, to lead-off the second inning, Michael Saunders hit a solo home run that landed in the second deck of Citizens Bank Park and tied the game. The Phillies took the lead in the bottom of the fourth with yet another solo home run, this one hit by Tommy Joseph.

Heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Reds had tied the game and were trying to hold off the Phillies so they could win in extra innings. The first batter up was Aaron Altherr. Altherr had gone 0-3 up to that point, but he managed to get his first and only hit of the game when the Phillies needed him most. After reaching first, he stole second and put himself in scoring position. Joseph was at bat and nailed a line drive to center field. From there, it was a race between Altherr and the throw home; a race Altherr won. The Phillies walked off with a 4-3 win.

Reds Lineup

  1. Billy Hamilton, center field
  2. Zack Cozart, shortstop
  3. Joey Votto, first base
  4. Adam Duvall, left field
  5. Eugenio Suarez, third base
  6. Scott Schebler, right field
  7. Scooter Gennett, second base
  8. Tucker Barnhart, catcher
  9. Bronson Arroyo, pitcher

Phillies Lineup

  1. Cesar Hernandez, second base
  2. Odubel Herrera, center field
  3. Aaron Altherr, left field
  4. Tommy Joseph, first base
  5. Michael Saunders, right field
  6. Maikel Franco, third base
  7. Cameron Rupp, catcher
  8. Freddy Galvis, shortstop
  9. Jerad Eickhoff, pitcher

You can watch the full game down below or by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put in “CIN at PHI May 27, 2017” into the search bar and click on the video.

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