By Michael Bennett
Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera ripped a double to center field against Hunter Strickland to score three runs in a 5-3 victory over the Giants.
Herrera was benched in three of the Phillies’ previous four games as fans have called for his demotion to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. But Herrera, whose .589 OPS ranked 166th out of 172 qualified hitters, doubled in the fourth and seventh innings for his first game with two extra-base hits since July 4, 2016.
“Hopefully it’s going to start something good,” Herrera said through the Phillies’ interpreter.