Channeling the roller coaster ride that was their season, Jean Segura And this Philadelphia Phillies came to beat San Diego Padres Takes a 2-1 series advantage in Game 3 of the NLCS. Shortly after his defensive play at second base allowed the Padres to tie the game, Segura punched a two-run single into the outfield to seal the go-ahead run.
Backed in part by diving Segura plays, the Phillies pitching staff locked it down from there to win 4-2. The Phillies led for almost the entire game Kyle Schwarber He led off the bottom of the first with his second home run of the series.
The Padres even made a strange play in the fourth, when with runners on first and third, Jake Cronenworth Hit a ground ball to shortstop that looks like a double play. Bryson Stott made a routine throw to Segura at second, but Segura didn’t catch the ball. After a recheck to make sure he didn’t catch the ball, everyone was safely out and running.
That’s a plus Rhys HoskinsA helicopter trip to first base fueled serious defensive mistakes that plagued the team early and … more easily combined with success later in the season.
This time, at least, Segura quickly put the mistake in his rearview mirror, coming up with a clutch hit to drive in two runs off the Padres starter. Joe Musgrove. As a kind of cosmic cherry on top, Segura was immediately taken off the first floor.
San Diego had the upper hand in a Game 3 pitching battle with red-hot Musgrove, the Phillies lefty. Ranger Suarez There were other ideas. The 27-year-old allowed just two hits and one run in five innings. Phillies manager Rob Thompson decided to remove Suarez after 68 pitches and hand the ball to his bullpen.
Zach Eflin and Jose Alvarado each pitched a scoreless, if sloppy, dominating inning earlier. Serantani Dominguez He finished the game with a two-inning save. In the ninth, a close check swing call wrung up Professor Jurickson and helped Phyllis’ cause.
The Padres veteran was ejected after strongly disagreeing with third base umpire Todd Tichener.
The Phillies roll in front of their home fans with a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is set for Saturday night at 7:45 pm ET on Fox. San Diego plans to launch Mike Clevinger. Thompson said the Phillies will go with the lefty Bailey Falter. The 25-year-old has yet to pitch in the postseason, but delivered solid innings in the second half. Philadelphia will once again lean heavily on the bullpen, as Thompson expects Falter to work through the lineup only once.
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