At this point in the game, I am feeling like I did during game #1 of the postseason against the Cardinals.
Pitching Change: Bryan Abreu replaces Hector Neris.Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Bryson Stott replaces Matt Vierling.Called strike (96.7 mph four-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (97.9 mph four-seam fastball)
Bryson Stott lines out to third baseman Alex Bregman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Marsh replaces Edmundo Sosa.Called strike (88. mph slider)Ball (98.6 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (97.7 mph four-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (87.9 mph slider)
Brandon Marsh flies out to right fielder Kyle Tucker.
What is the pint of bringing Marsh in against a fast ball pitcher?
Swinging strike (87.8 mph slider)Ball (88.7 mph slider)Foul (88.7 mph slider)Foul bunt (98.1 mph four-seam fastball)
Kyle Schwarber strikes out on a foul bunt.
What's the point of trying to bunt with 2 strikes?
Down to our last 3 outs
Fact is, the Phillies have only two hits so far tonight.
Our hitters are not hitting and the Astros have good pitching.
One last chance to score.
The Phillies have just two hits tonight and just eight hits since Game 3.38 strikeouts.— Todd Zolecki (
) November 6, 2022
The Phillies have just two hits tonight and just eight hits since Game 3.38 strikeouts.
Bryson Stott remains in the game as the shortstop.Brandon Marsh remains in the game as the center fielder.Pitching Change: David Robertson replaces Zach Eflin.Called strike (92.8 mph cutter)Ball (81.4 mph knuckle curve)Foul (83.4 mph knuckle curve)Swinging strike (blocked) (84.4 mph slider)
Yordan Alvarez strikes out swinging.
Foul (81.8 mph slider)Foul (82.1 mph slider)Ball (92.3 mph cutter)Ball (89.8 mph cutter)Ball (92.7 mph cutter)Foul (82.7 mph slider)In play, no out (82.6 mph knuckle curve)
Alex Bregman doubles (6) on a line drive to left fielder Kyle Schwarber.
Recall my 1983 reference.....
I know he booted Altuve's hit last inning, but really, Schwarber has not been that bad defensively lately.
Ball (83.8 mph slider)Swinging strike (80.7 mph slider)Foul (92.9 mph cutter)In play, out(s) (86.4 mph knuckle curve)
Kyle Tucker flies out to left fielder Kyle Schwarber.
I'm sending all of the mojo I've got towards Houston.
I think a lot of what we've seen the last three games can be traced directly to the fact that the Phillies had to play an extra round (to say nothing of a lot more high-stress late-season games), as well as the fact that the Astros swept both the ALDS and ALCS. They are deeper to begin with but the Phillies' best pitchers ultimately showed more cracks, while the Astros' pitchers ultimately proved the oldest post-season adage. There were exceptions of course but Verlander still ultimately had a better series than Nola; as did Valdez vs. Wheeler.
Checking in to be with y’all.
Pitching Change: Ryan Pressly replaces Bryan Abreu.On-field Delay.Foul tip (89.1 mph slider)Ball (87.2 mph slider)Foul (89. mph slider)In play, out(s) (88.1 mph slider)
Rhys Hoskins flies out to right fielder Kyle Tucker.
Could have been Hoskins' last time in a Phillies uniform.
2022 National League Champions!