PHILLIES SCRAPED 7 RUNS IN 4TH PLAYING SMALL BALL!

By Sam Bush

The Phillies scored 7 runs in the 4th inning, led by Odúbel Herrera’s two-run single.

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The Phils sent 12 batters to the plate in the fourth.

JT Realmuto got a one-out, four-pitch walk. Bryce Harper beat the shift with a roller to the left side of second base to put runners on first and second. Nationals second baseman Jordy Mercer dropped Rhys Hoskins’ pop-up in shallow right field to load the bases.

Then Andrew McCutchen hit a flare to center field to plate a run. Miller walked on six pitches and Alec Bohm walked on nine pitches to score two more runs and tie the game.

Ronald Torreyes knocked in the go-ahead run when he hit a ground ball to third baseman Starlin Castro. Castro could have walked to third base for the forceout, but he threw late to second base to keep the bases loaded. Pinch-hitter Matt Joyce struck out swinging for the second out, but the ball got away from catcher Alex Avila. Kyle Finnegan did not cover the plate, which allowed Miller to score easily to make it 5-3.

Odúbel Herrera then bounced a ball up the third-base line to clear the bases and put Philadelphia ahead 7-3.

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