The Arizona Diamondbacks took two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies. The firs two games were fun for the Diamondbacks and their fans as they scored 13 runs in back to back nights. The offense was alive in game three with 16 hits and six runs, but Arizona falls short of the sweep.
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Overall, it was a successful home stand for the Diamondbacks winning four of six.
Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 3
Despite the final score, this game was a close one for the first half of the game. Heading into the fifth inning, it was a 2-1 ball game with Arizona out front. Philadelphia tied the game up at two in their half of the fifth, but the Diamondbacks offense exploded right after that. Arizona put up three runs in the bottom of the fifth and then another six in the sixth. Diamondbacks tacked on another two runs in the seventh.
Rubby De La Rosa got the start and had an okay outing. He only went six innings and the Phillies tagged him for three earned runs.
De La Rosa’s Final line: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Winning Pitcher: Rubby De La Rosa (10-5)
Losing Pitcher: Aaron Harang (5-13)
Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 1
Game two began with the Phillies taking a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning as a result of a misplayed ball in the outfield by Yasmany Tomas. That lead wouldn’t last very long as Arizona responded in the second inning with an 11 spot. The Diamondbacks scored 11 runs on 10 hits and sent 15 batters to the plate in the second inning.
Arizona tacked on two more runs later in the game and for the second straight night, Arizona put up 13 runs on Philadelphia.
Jeremy Hellickson got the start and pitched a good game. He went eight innings and only gave up the one run in the first while striking out six. He pitched a good game but contributed with his bat as well. In the 11 run second inning, Hellickson had two hits and drove in three runs. Coming into the game, Hellickson only had three runs batted in total in his career, he picked up three in one inning on Tuesday.
Hellickson did hit Maikel Franco on the wrist with a pitch in the first inning. Although Franco swung into the HBP, Phillies reliever, Hector Neris retaliated by hitting Paul Goldschmidt with a pitch later in the game.
Hellickson’s final line: 8 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Winning Pitcher: Jeremy Hellickson (8-8)
Losing Pitcher: David Buchanan (2-7)
Diamondbacks 6, Phillies 7
This game was back and forth. Arizona jumped out a two run lead in the first, but Philadelphia scored a run in the second, third and fourth innings giving them a 3-2 lead. Arizona responded in the fifth with two runs of their own, but the 4-3 lead wouldn’t last very long for Arizona. Chase Anderson came in and immediately got himself into a two on no out jam. Keith Hessler came in and got an out but the Phillies busted this one wide open. A single tied the game and a home run put Philadelphia on top 7-4. Arizona added another two runs late, but it wouldn’t be enough.
Anderson was taken out at 80 pitches, but he just didn’t have it today. He just didn’t well with the lead and was constantly surrounded by traffic on the bases.
Anderson’s final line: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB 5 K
Winning Pitcher: Aaron Nola (3-1)
Losing Pitcher: Anderson (5-5)
After the series against Philadelphia, Arizona is now 56-57. The Diamondbacks will hit the road with an off day on Thursday before taking on the Atlanta Braves for three.