The Philadelphia Phillies (3-4) beat the New York Yankees (9-3) on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, splitting the Phils second series of 2020.
This game was okay, the offense did a good enough job to win, and the bullpen finally held a team to less than three runs. Eflin’s start wasn’t bad, allowing just a two run single over four innings. He threw only about 60-70 pitches, which was expected considering this was only his second time out on the hill since March.
The Yankees made it a little iffy toward the end, as Gary Sanchez launched a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning off of Nick Pivetta. The Yankees mustered a double in the eighth, and two singles to put up a fight in the ninth, but closer Hector Neris was able to lock down the one run victory. Wasn’t INCREDIBLY impressed with anything, but hey, we got the win.
J.T. Realmuto hits a three-run homer, Rhys Hoskins scores, Bryce Harper scores, 3-0 Philadelphia
Mike Tauchman two-run single, Brett Gardner scores, Gio Urshela scores, 3-2 Phillies.
Phil Gosselin lines a two-run double, Bryce Harper scores, J.T. Realmuto scores, 5-2 Philly.
Gary Sanchez homers, Gio Urshela scores, 5-4 Phils.
FINAL: Phillies 5, Yankees 4
A look ahead:
The Phillies will stay at home for some action against the Atlanta Braves this weekend. It will be a four-game series, ending with a Monday night game. Definitely a huge series for the Phils.