we are under the light, says the show gets you're ready for another edition of Major League Baseball tonight.
We've got a good matchup in store between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers Phillies attempt to break out the brooms in this three game series right after this really Mexican born lefty is the man on the mound in this one.
What do we need to know here, Danny? A bad TV? This ought to be exciting.
This is one of the top young pitchers in the game right now.
He keeps getting better, and he keeps learning.
If it continues at this pace, this guys a chance to be one of the more reliable pictures of the game.
Settling in now Jean Segura as we take a look at the splits between April and May, swinging the ball pulled hard down the line in left, and he is gonna have extra bases to start the evening, and he is in to second base with a leadoff double.
Now that is the way you want to start a game on the road, comes out swinging and stands its second as the first base runner of the night.
Now We'll see if his teammates can pick him up and if they can punch first into the box now.
Two balls and two strikes now.
So let's take a look at her umpiring crew.
And this one behind the plate is Joe McDonald.
You know you got to take your time and feel Joe McDonald out behind the dish a little bit.
He has a tendency to move his own around, usually set, settling in in those middle innings.
You know, all you asked for an empire to be consistent a time.
Joe Mack is a little bit too inconsistent, particularly payoff pitch one more time now a ball lying toward the alley and left center.
And that will split.
The gap is, it should be extra bases and the run will score as the Phillies air off to one.
Nothing leave every manager in every picture in the lean loves to play with early lead, and they've gotten here back to back doubles.
Put them up by a run with the opportunity to stretch lead here with another dangerous hitter set to step up ready now Bryce Harper and the Phils trying to make this first inning even better here with no outs, 11 pitches, a slider that's cut on and missed for Strike two.
And he found this one off 12 I looked at her ball number two, wait to a changeup that Mrs three and two.
This is just the first inning, but this next pitch is a big one.
You don't want to find yourself with two on nobody out in the 345 guys coming up live all those straightaway left.
Bets has a read on it, and that's the first out of the inning and the runner, not tagging, will retreat to second base next to Battle the Reese Hoskins three and one pitch and that Mrs Ball four.
So its first and second now with only one away.
You know, it takes a lot of discipline watching pitch like that go by.
But on a 31 count, he had the luxury of being a little bit more selective up there.
Good take and a walk is the result.
Didi Gregorius a couple of hits for him in four trips to the plate last night, and he misses again. Ball four.
That's back to back guys.
Now that have reached base Viet Base on balls.
At this rate, he is going to set some kind of a record walks issued in the game or he'll get an early look.
We'll see if he can settle down here and start to find the strike zone or if he continues to struggle into the box now.
Nick Williams, Given the situation, he's got an opportunity to break this game wide open, high in the air, down the right field line.
But this will land on 12 is a wave and a miss. He struck him out.
Got a good high fastball there, Danny.
We'll see a lot of that pitching strikeout situations these days.
What makes it so effective? I think Matt makes it such a tough catches.
Your changing island of that fastball up looks so enticing to get that.
You think you see that ball as a hitter, you can drive it, but it's really hard to get on top of that good, high, hard fastball.
So now to the plate, David Fastball gets the upper part of his own for strike two.
I got a chance to bring up back to back case here, and that would be huge in this situation.
Two balls and two strikes to the Phillies catcher bases loaded here to down got him.
So the damage winds up not being as bad as it could have been.
A strand, the bases loaded.
The side is retired, one for the Phillies Here on the r B.
I double bottom of the first coming up in Philadelphia is off to an early one. Nothing.
Marietta starts the game on the mound for the third and final game of the Syrian.
Then please act.
What's the word on it? We'll get a look at a guy that's really dependable.
Last three starts E.
0 and that's some pretty good pitching.
Minimizes the amount of walks, keeps his hits down, and if he can do more of the same of that, he should have some pretty good fortune in this one here today.
Stepping up now Mookie Betts.
And as you can see, he's handsome troubles here in his own ballpark.
That's something they'll look to improve upon in this.
One would look at that thing Dart.
32 You have to find a way to lay off that low sinker.
There is just no way to do any damage, just looking at either Grushin or ground out to the left side.
That's the game plan right there.
Elevate the sinker from the offensive stamp.
Oh, that's what they talked about the hitters meeting and on the flip side, picture doesn't get that pitch down.
There's gonna be a fall short stepping in now.
Justin Turner sent on the ground out to second dive and knocks it down, but they will not get out on the place.
He beats the throw to first, and there are two on to start the inning way after that, face.
Not right there. The road.
He expends his hitting streak.
You can tell he's made some necessary adjustments at the played.
Any time you're getting knock every day of the week, you're doing things.
Rice keeping that front shoulder, staying inside the ball, not trying to do too much.
First in second here with nobody.
Pick up that outside corner.
But this misses and it's back.
Even two balls and two strikes.
332 I don't think he could afford another baserunning there, so whatever pitch he feels best about, whichever one he feels most comfortable with.
That's the one I expect him to turn to swing and a drive hit well out to right field.
Harper looks up CIA later, over the wall.
So it's a three run shot to straightaway right field number 13 for him on the year, and with it, they've left in front now 321 This is exactly what you want your offense to do to get your fans involved.
Bottom of the first inning.
Let's get it started early with home now.
Bellenger falling two strikes so far this season.
Bellenger on its north of 5 25 Certainly a line you can take pride in grilled right back up the middle.
Soccer fields it cleanly on Dad's foods down.
So next to battle be the left handed hitting John Peterson.
He was hitless in shut out last night, three runs already home here.
Swing line drive That's gonna be troubled digging for second ago's Peterson and he'll reach second now with one away.
Sometimes you get off on the wrong foot, and it's hard to get back on the right one.
That's the fourth it.
He's given up here already in the early going.
He's got to find a way to strengths amount together.
He's gonna be in some deep trouble at the plate now.
This is hit the other way out toward left field.
McCutchen is under it.
Two down and no tag at second.
He'll head back there with two away Now Next up in the Dodgers, Gavin loathe Dodgers with an opportunity for more here in the first and the path pitch sinker.
Well, some might say a walk.
There is okay, because you've got to first base open.
But he's been struggling out there, and if you're going to work around hitters, you don't want to work around hitters in the bottom of the lineup.
So striding in Will Smith, he's got a chance to add on to what's already been a big inning for them.
Two on here and three on the board already absolutely come out and forced the issue of this inning.
Matt hit here could really fire up that dugout.
11 home change up.
It drops below the knees from the bowl.
Thes Feliz is they interplay here tonight fellas.
They've had it go in the last 10 games.
They're seven and three over that stretch, including a win last time out.
A not an easy thing to do.
To get a sweep, a three game sweep on the road.
They won the 1st 2 looking to put a bow on this one.
Here, you had a win three on the road.
You try and take care of business at home.
This would be huge for this team.
Drilled down the line on this gets passed him.
1/3 is it hugs the line.
A fair ball and not in time is the second run scores.
Well, this doesn't have the makings of a star he's going to be proud of, doesn.
He's getting absolutely pounded here in the first inning, and I would think they're not going to let this go on for much longer.
And now Julio Urias late on. That one is.
It's fouled off to the left side, two out here in a runner at second, left side, but well, foul lifted in the air to straightaway left McCutchen their toe, put it away and finally put an end to the inning, but not before five crossed the plate with big blow being this three run home run second inning coming up.
It's the Dodgers five and the Phillies won.
Josh Harrison stands in in past meetings with Julio Urias.
He's over four 11 ball.
Check out this Dodger team.
Is they interplay here tonight? They come in not exactly setting the world on fire as they brought five other last eight ballgames.
Yeah, Matty, what I need to see out of this offense today.
Some early production.
Somebody's got to get on base and put the defense on their heels.
They've been struggling recently.
They're not swinging the bats Well, they got shut out yesterday on this. Offense.
Needs to adjust itself to to fouled off, high in the air and drifting after shallow center.
Seeger retreats to the outfield grass, and he has it for out.
Next up will be the Phillies pitcher Jake Marietta faces your empty one man out and here's a fastball and not close as you runs it 22 on one now.
But it's been a rather lopsided series so far, with Phillies dominating to this point and taking aim in this one at a series sweep.
One of the toughest things to do at this level is to win on the road with the wind today.
This would be a sweep of road.
Siri's skied into very shallow right.
Dillinger will come in a bit and put it away for the second out of the inning, and that will bring up.
Jean Segura scored a run after stroking a double in his first at bat here.
It comes on one and one hot shot down the line, and this will stay inside the third base bag, a fair ball, and now it will kick around in the corner and he will pull into second with a two out double.
Well, he was definitely struggling coming into this one, but I think we could say that Cold Streak is officially over.
That's his second hit of the game, and it goes for extra bases.
This game proves to be a huge turning point for him at the plate.
Andrew McCutchen hard on the ground toward short, and there's a base it is that gets through into left and the runner at third will put the brakes on here is they didn't want to chance it.
Even with two outs.
Dan, this guy's on fire, Used to say all the time.
It's about 100 50 babies to 200.
You start figuring out what type of season you're obviously in May, and he's on 50 He's been locked in from Day one of this season.
It's continuing right now.
Anything that is around the strike zone.
He feels he could get the barrel to it, and he continues to hit line drives a little behind on that swing, and now he'll try to shorten up, maybe and protect the plate.
The Phils had a lot of success at the plate yesterday.
A double digit hit total is a team, so they'd like to make that happen again as they go for the sweet.
It's a kind of an easy thing to do when you're trying to sweep a team you fall behind early.
There's a lot of baseball still live, but they're gonna have to score some runs and score some in a hurry to get back into this one down the left field line and deep and this will wind up a foul ball.
You're lucky if you get one pitch of night right down the middle.
Cannot be laid on that fastball wave, Dad and missed for the third out.
Not much of a chance of hitting that one in the inning is over.
Phillies Leave a couple.
They're down here.
Here's Mookie Betts, set to lead off the home, half of the second back up the middle and in for a base hit.
You'll get it in the second row.
So struggle that time for in center field and, as a result, will be tagged with E ate on the plane.
So now to the plate.
Maybe a favorable call.
Their taken for a strike.
Round it back up the middle, Segura to his left.
He's there on to first in time, one away.
So a definite RV.
I spot here runner at 3rd 1 away, and that will bring up the left handed hitter Max Muncy for you don't see this very often.
Be a two strike straight changeup, but this guy changeup is one of the best in the league.
We'll see if he tries that different approach this time.
And maybe if he gets to two strikes, try to use the fastball a little bit more than that.
Straight changeup hit out toward second.
Gregorius to his left.
He's there for it, and it's in time to get him.
But they do play the run of play.
Digging in for his second at bat. Cody Ballenger.
He'll try and start things over now, with the bases empty and two away, following the R B.
I ground ball in for strength to two out.
Nobody on and they'll try to get in fishing there.
But he won't offer and dirt, and it's back to even a two and two pretty good breaking ball.
Lay off right there.
If I'm pitching, I think this guy might be sitting on something off speed into the wind.
Here comes the 22 pitch line that's a base hit in the left field.
Through first and hustling for second.
We'll make it the second base now with two gone, and they had some good at bats against him all game long.
It seems like it's just been hard.
Get after heart it as we took a look as lying here numbers do not lie.
This has not been one of the better outings, and he'd be the first to tell you that Christopher Sanchez is gonna come on in relief.
Now He may be asked to eat several innings as this game is just still really getting under way into the box.
JOC Pederson Swing and a miss.
And that ends the inning So more of the colorful characters here in the ballpark tonight the three of us return with more Wednesday Night baseball after this and that will bring up the Sacramento product.
Reese Hoskins through a base on balls his first time up.
Lots of baseball left, and this one is were still early on.
But you don't want to fall too far behind.
They're already down by a bundle, and one of the things you want your leadoff guy to get on and set the table for the big boys to start driving in some runs.
Now the to to again.
He sends it out of play.
I know that's the spot.
He didn't want to miss him, but he got away with it.
Swing and a miss is he starts the third the same way the end of the second with a punch out.
Hey, I'm not sure what he was sitting on right there might have been sitting on a lawn speed pitch, but instead he gets the fastball way late.
Had no chance to put that ball in play plate.
Now D D Gregorius a ball and two strikes to d d Gregorius one app.
Nobody on he takes strike three called on the fastball.
Couldn't pull the trigger, and there are two away.
It's hard to get more of a confidence house and striking out the best hitters in the lineup.
Back to back the back.
He's looking really sharp right now.
Flake now Nick Williams outside two on one, trying to shave that outside corner with the fastball, and he missed it.
It's three and one now.
David Re own would be next.
If they keep this Jenning alive, right? Hit in the air down the right field line.
Right fielder giving chase on and no one will track it down.
That's hard on the ground towards short.
He's right there.
Throw in the dirt, but a good scoop.
It first saves an error as the side is retired.
Phillies down in order, They trail 6 to 1 and we're back for the bottom of the third.
Let's check in with Heidi Watney, Matt.
During the break, I caught up with Dave Roberts, the Dodgers skipper, about his lineups performance so far, and overall, he's really happy with the at bats they're putting together looking at the numbers.
They currently have four hits coming from at bats where they were behind in the count.
That indicates that these guys are absolutely battling at the plate and making it very difficult for the opposition to get them out.
All right, Heidi, thank you.
Next at the plate will be Corey Seager for one forum here in this one, even though they're up by a boatload early on in this one, you can't get complacent and get lazy.
They got to keep the gas pedal down because this team that they're playing can strike and score.
A lot of runs to count is one and two now, two balls and two strikes to Cory Seager.
They really bunch him up on that.
Quincy swings and misses for the first out.
It's not that easy to make a good hitter look that bad, but that's what happens when you could bring that fastball and write it in on the inner half the plate right there.
You could get some pretty ugly swing standing in now.
Gavin Lux yank high and deep down the line in right, and it's a foul ball.
12 Now, some action in the Phillies bullpen as a right hander begins to crank it up out there, and it's fouled away 2 to 1 more time.
Now a sling and he pops him up.
This is right out in front of the mountain, and he'll squeeze this one for the second out, trying to pick things up where we left off.
Will Smith cashed in with a two run double, his first trip to the plate, and he's gotta build off that last.
Maybe he battle.
Usually when you battle, you get that swing mode, a lot of pitches you'll swing at the rosin bag.
I love the fact that he was able to work a double in last at bat.
Let's see if we get more of the same right here.
And this has taken low for Ball four and they'll have themselves a two out base runner here.
After all, that's a nice job.
Work that walk right there.
Even if it doesn't lead to anything on the school this inning, it prevents the picture from having the lead off of the next one.
Just one of those small things that might go unnoticed but in the end, make a big difference to out with a man at first.
And as it turns out, the two out walk doesn't come around on temas that ends the inning.
So no runs here on no hits, no errors and one man left on base on now to the top of ending number four.
Dodgers lead this 16 to 1.
So coming to the plate, Davey re own will match up with Julio Maria.
Still lead off the inning.
You go good swing on itself pitch, and he'll stick around to see another one to to will not catch zone ball. Three.
Now the Dodgers get a right hander up and throwing in their bullpen, the 32 pitch down the third base line, but this will get foul so they'll do it again.
Three and two payoff pitch one more time and he lays off their ball. Four.
So the leadoff man is on here to begin stands a number four that will bring up Josh Harrison comes into this at bat over one in the ballgame.
Now the one in one pitch lifted in the air to straightaway left.
Bets giving Chase.
He's not gonna have a play on it, and this might bring home the runner from first.
And they've really got something going here.
Runners at second and third to strike.
The good news for pictures in this part is that it doesn't give up many home runs, a lot of room in the outfield.
But sometimes that's the bad news as well, though, because there's a lot of space for hits to get down and to go for extra bases just like that.
Now here's the Dodgers skipper up out of the dugout on his way to the mound, and it looks as though that's going to be off for his starter here tonight.
So was he departs? Not exactly sure why he's getting the hook is he's given up just one run, but nevertheless he's on his way to an early shower.
Jimmy Nelson comes on now in an awfully difficult situation is there are two on here with nobody out at the plate.
Christopher Sanchez and this is Low Bull 22 and one.
A couple of men in scoring position here with none down pulled toward right center field.
On the move is Peterson.
Play is made, but this should be good enough for an R B.
I is the runner from third tags out, and they show a little life here in the lead.
Shrinks to 62 That was a good controlled swing out of him there, and that's exactly what he was hoping to do.
Get it into the outfield and pick up the R B I.
So it's back to the top of the order now.
And that will bring in Gene Segura.
Two runs, five hits and one error and ball game for the Phillies so far.
Phillies shortstop in front of the count, three and one on deck.
There's Andrew McCutchen.
He'll hit next, tried to crush that ball now perhaps needs to shorten up with two stripes now the 32 pitch, and he misses with one.
Here it's ball four, so that'll at least bring the double play into the conversation with runners at the corners and one away and with first base open.
The last thing he wanted to do was give him something to hit the heart of the zone.
So no harm done.
Force out anywhere now digging in to try it again. Andrew McCutchen.
Two hits in two trips more in the US for 11 takes a pitch for strike number two.
Don't expect too many more high fastballs in this one.
He is known for his sinker, keeping the ball on the ground 12 swung on and lifted in the year to left center catch made in center.
Here comes the runner from third on.
The run is in to score from third.
It's now a 63 contest.
My score runs when you can and that sacrifice fly right there or drives home the second run of the inning.
Next to dig in will be blessed.
Harper ready with the one and one goes the other way, and this is in the air, out left and he dives toe make a spectacular catch.
What a play there to end the inning worth a second look here as This is a beauty to end the inning.
The three of us return with more Wednesday night baseball after this back to the top of the order now and that will bring up Mookie Betts, one of the keys to securing a win.
They want to keep the pressure run and try to build that lead as much as they can, moving into the later innings.
And oh, we can't get out of the way of that one.
So the leadoff man beyond open the frame is a leadoff man team looks for you to get on base.
Anyway, you can.
This isn't the prefer around it, at least for him.
But hey, they'll take it now in the box.
He's one for two in this one 11 home.
Now swing is he fouled tips in here and right off his arm behind the plate.
That hurts, and he popped him up.
And then we'll get down for a base hit, throwing to second and the throw a go to second as they get the force out.
Man, I don't know how that happens.
It would be a basic to the outfield, but that all of a sudden, the throw comes in and they get the force on the plate.
To be honest, that just can't happen.
Stepping up to the plate.
He's already got four R B I's in this one old strike two, and now it's full three and two.
I think it's a real possibility that they put that run on first in motion that would help them stay out of that double play.
That would end the inning, But that's also kind of risky at the same time.
Now the 32 pitch mind live base hit to right, and this will kick off the base of the wall, and they'll have runners at second and third following a one out double lefty on Lefty.
This is a tough matchup, but he stays in there, keep that shoulder hos and just ripped a pitch for a two bagger.
Nice job to find the odds there.
Stepping in now, Cody Bellenger and this one's up around the eyes, two in one.
That's a good take on a fastball out of the zone.
He's looking for a ball to drive.
That ball was a little bit too far up in its own.
That's one you normally pop right up.
Here's the 21 below the zone, a swing and a miss.
They'd like to see a little bit more discipline in that you get a count.
Your favorite swing at a pitch that bad? Not good.
And he held up in time.
But it's strike three called and there were two down.
You know, I'm not quite sure how that strikeout will be scored looking swinging.
Tried to check his swing, but I'm pretty sure the home plate umpire was leading him up, regardless.
So now to the plate.
He takes ball three, so it's a full count Now.
Some pictures fall into the trap of giving in on three and two because they don't want to walk the guy.
But what the base open.
It's not the end of the world.
If you do, you still need to make a quality pitch slung on but fouled off to the left payoff pitch on its way, and he misses with it for ball four, so the bases will be loaded now, with two away.
Jose Alvarez answers the call that pitch here in a big spot.
He inherits a bases loaded jam but needs just one out to get out of with the 1st 1 to greet him and abandon a big spot here.
Bases loaded and two out in the inning.
Six runs, eight hits.
No errors for the Dodgers.
A good action on the two seamer there, and it's one and two Mrs To when you've got a guy that throws a good two seam fastball, you have to be ready for him to try to run it inside and jam you.
Good job to lay off that one.
But I wouldn't be surprised if we see it again.
High in the air, down the right field line.
Harper has a read on it.
He's got it, and that will get him out of the jam.
Dodgers leave them loaded as they're unable to add to their 6 to 3 lead.
So now it will be the four hole hitter.
11 And he found this one off, 12 sent on the ground, but right into the ship and a base it so early troubled lead off the inning.
You don't see that too much in today's game.
Most guys, it doesn't matter what the count is there looking a line of drive the ball out of the ballpark.
Not the case here.
Good to strike adjustment able bunch of ground ball through a hole into the box.
Devi laborious, hard on the ground. A second.
Reach to his backhand side at second.
But this finds a way by struggle, that time for him in center field and, as a result, will be tagged with ate on the plane at the plate.
Now Nick and he comes back with a fastball.
One and two now.
Two strikes to Nick Williams, runners at second and third here.
Nobody out week.
Roller right side.
Tag gets him, but a run is in to score away from the play.
Well, that's a quality at that right there.
Brings home the run with a ground ball, but also moves the other guy over to third base.
Good job keeping it simple there into the box.
Davey Rio set in the 11 pitch just a bit high with the fastball, but didn't get the call.
Everyone in the ballpark knows what the pictures.
Intentions are in this situation.
Great job at the plate to lay off tough pitch in a good spot.
One out runner on third Mrs Low here.
So the count goes to three and one.
You know, I kind of see why his e r.
Is so high coming into this one.
He's just putting these guys and too many good hitter's counts that will catch up with you real quick.
31 hard hit ball to second, and he's out on the tag.
But they cut the deficit to one as a run does come across the store.
A simple ground ball to the infield.
But the run does come home from third, and they cut their deficit toe.
Only one run stepping in.
Josh Harrison, a hidden two tries for him so far, he loses him on ball four.
Wow, that's not a strike.
I don't know what ISS I know.
These subs have a tough job.
We'll see if he gets the next borderline call or if there are any makeup calls coming up.
So here now is the pitcher Jose Alvarez, first at bat of the game forum here in the fifth as he was a late entrant into this one.
Now is that one's fouled off swing and a miss it.
A sinker strikeout retires. Decide.
So to run on two hits, one error in the inning and a runner left home half of the fifth.
A's on top 625 Bottom of the inning.
Now standing in Gavin Luck's got under one and popped out his last time up.
Yeah, I don't mind him trying to drive the ball in the air, but he can't collapse the backside.
That's exactly what he didn't has left a bad look for him to stay a little taller and keep that upper half a little bit more over dear.
Oh, are you aware of this after that? Not right there.
That's an 11 game hitting streak.
You think he knows it's at 11.
I think he knows exactly that. It's at 11.
It starts off innocently.
You just want to get a few knots to get the hitting coach off your back.
Next thing you know, you wake up your sleeping easy for almost a week.
Eight days now we're on 11 this guy's dinner taste, which Mrs Loath throw down Wade late and he's in there easily at second 21 That's a No.
One out with a runner at second.
Honey bailed him out with Swing three and two.
Now he's probably frustrated with himself.
Now, if they're swinging at what should have been bald for time for deep breath, and he lost him here on 32 pitch misses, it's ball four.
Jennings have begun with, much less I could tell you that.
First and second.
No outs in the gun.
The bump really needs to strike out for a double play right here.
We will grab a bat hit for the pitcher here, way outside, nearly to the backstop to one.
Lots of guys get too aggressive in a spot like this, but he's done a nice job of gaining some count leverage.
Look for him to put the ball in.
Play hard over at the knees, and that's the second strike.
None at runners at first and second.
Neither guy willing to give in and the ad battle continue.
Now the fastball is right by him.
Is he swings and misses for the first out of the inning.
Seam fastball there.
You don't usually see a lot of swings and misses that Mitch, unless it's really moving.
So that one must have had some really good late life now.
Two balls and two strikes now runners air in first in second with one away pulls this one in the air.
McCutchen is under it.
He brings it in for the second out of the inning.
So its first and second with two men gone.
And that will bring up the third baseman Justin Turner.
Two men, Iran With two men out, thinking held up in time, that becomes moot as it's a cold strike.
But that's easy.
It's back to even a 22 working to keep this one run game.
The pitch this is skied into the air to straightaway center on the two out threat will not come to pass.
As the inning is over.
Dodgers strand a couple as it remains a 654 game.
Stripped Link takes over to start the sixth inning on the mound number.
Digging in our Philadelphia Jean Segura lead things off here in the Philadelphia six.
Here's 31 now a swing and a fly ball right fielder giving chase, but this will land untouched, fouled off full count.
Still, it's gonna be back to some serious T work if he can put that pitch and play right in his wheelhouse.
Tough pitch to lay off.
But he did, and it's ball four.
So the leadoff hitters aboard to start to six.
And that's what you want from your leadoff hitter.
Show some great patience and discipline, making the picture labor to start the game.
The result is a leadoff walk and a chance to make some early noise.
So next to the plate for the Phils.
Andrew McCutchen, It was an R B I sac fly for a last time through 11 101st with no outs here lifted in the air to center field, Peterson settle under it to make a play for the first down is the runner will have to head back to first opportunity.
Now take a look into some of the future plans for the Dodgers, as our road to the show reports spotlights a couple of guys that have been playing very well in recent minor league action at the plate.
Turner is there, makes the play, and there are two gone.
Next will be the female hitter.
He singled his last time runner on first with two away, fouled away around the strength hit out toward second Rwanda.
Muncie gets him and with that bill in the inning, so they pick up no runs on no hits, no errors and one man left on part of the order.
It's the Dodgers six and the Phillies five.
You're Toronto enters to do the pitching in the bottom of the sixth.
Next up is Max Muncy.
He's two for three and looking for more here.
That's and a changeup swung on and missed for the first out.
Well, there's great equalize.
The change of L.
Listen, if you keep that pitch in your back pocket and pulled out when you need it like oh did right there, usually relatives, they don't stand a chance.
Stepping in now, Cody Bellenger already lays off for a ball to one right hander starts to loosen out in the bullpen, now lifted the other way down the left field line, and that will end up a foul ball here.
Now the 22 doesn't get the zone count full now.
32 counts are using time to challenge the hitter, but I think he'll be careful here.
Shoot for the corner and if you miss and you walk him, so what? That's better than him Putting one in the seats.
Bases your empty one man on its fouled away.
Here's the three and two only battle for so long as he's finally set down here after an eight pitch at bat.
No problems for him on the mountains and seas.
That's back to back K's and he's making it look easy.
This has the makings of a good outing so far.
Standing in now John Peterson and he found this one off, bases your empty here with two men out and he struck him out.
So a fine ending here is he strikes out the side in order.
Three up, three down, three strikeouts.
Not too shabby onto the back third tonight.
Stick around on the show.
Scott Alexander is on the pitch from the bullpen now to start ending number seven.
Don't seventh inning ready to roll.
So now to the plate Didi Gregorius scored after reaching on a single in his last time up.
This things far from over.
Even though we're moving into the back into this game on Lee, down by one, all they need to do is get this leadoff guy, and they're an extra base hit away from tying this thing up.
Now the 21 doesn't help the target.
It's ball three.
Alexander is among a dying breed, those lefty specialists whose roles are changing with the new rules around reliever usage.
31 now a ball lying to the left side, foul the next three to gets him looking up around the letters.
Nice job there, taking care of the leadoff hitter via the strikeout.
Tell you in a one run game, especially this late, getting that first guy in the inning.
It's so important it changes the whole complexion of the inning.
So that was a big out into the box Now.
Nick Williams grounded weekly toward third.
Anders out to David Rio over to run batted in foreign thus far, 11 way.
All no, he's not the greatest threat with a bad up there.
His numbers certainly aren't that pretty.
But, hey, I give him credit.
He's really working Account right here.
The 21 home, two out, Nobody on slapped hard.
The opposite way, He leaps, but he can't get it.
It's down for extra bases.
That's why they call baseball.
Yeah, you're right, man.
He showed some serious ops, but not serious enough.
He goes up high for with the good lead, but he just can't bring it in.
And that allows him to cruise in the second with a good piece of it.
Like China takes the mountain now, and it appears he's being brought in to face the right handed batter.
We usually don't hear the term writing specialist very often, but that's kind of how they're using here. Matt.
Most hitters have a harder time against pictures off the same handedness, so we'll see if this move pans out into the box.
Josh Harrison called strike on the inside and he can't believe it play its one and two trying to hold the lead.
Here's the delivery boy.
That was awfully close pitch right there.
I know Bomb on the mound.
I want that called the Strike.
That's one of those that could go either way, the 22 pitches close to working through a quick inning.
That's when you really need to grind out some at bats.
He's done a good job of that, and that's really big when you're hitting towards the bottom of the order, he said.
Three to found off full count on its way.
Now a fastball is just reared up.
Let that one fly in the inning is over.
Dodgersbullpen does its job on now to the bottom of any number seven Dodgers out in front six to five, and Joe Girardi is going to get up off the dugout bench and confer at home plate, so we'll likely see a double switch here.
Come on now and slide into the seven spot in the lineup following the double swift J T real Muto will also come on.
She'll move into the pitcher's number nine holding the order here on that double switch at the blank.
Corey Seager No hits in three tries so far.
He struck out once.
Here's to to it, hard to the right side foul, and he struck him out second time tonight now that he's been set down on strikes.
Standing in Gavin Lux, a hit in two official trips to the plate to this point in the ballgame set on the 21 When you're playing close games like this, base runners mean everything so he can ill afford to start giving away free passes.
Fastball too low.
And that's ball four into the box now Will Smith.
It was a walk in his last trip, Now the one in one strike to snowing.
You gotta be paying attention as an offense and a hitter's meeting in this situation.
When you got a guy on the mound that you know the bottom drop out of any pitchy throws, you have to elevate your sights.
12 in off the plate.
Run with first year one man out, still hanging with him.
Another good swing to keep it going.
Very one down in a way, but it's a full count now.
Not a bad time right here to put that runner in motion.
You send the runner, and if it's a bad pitch, it's ball four.
Payoff pitch home and he takes ball four again, and they clearly just don't want any part of him in this one.
No, we'll get the call here is he'll hit for the pitcher first and second now one man out down the line at first, but a foul ball one and two now.
Taylor, originally from the state of Virginia.
He was 1/5 round pick there in the first year player draft of 2012.
Nothing has been handed to this guy drafted in middle rounds, and he has found his way in the big leagues.
This has turned out to be a really nice.
So it was a strikeout swinging Chris Taylor becomes the second out of the bottom of the seventh, and now Mookie Betts and this one's in the dirt job to corral this quickly as the runners hold on swing and a miss is he chased with two strikes and that will retire the side a couple of walks, but no damage that three of us return with more Wednesday night baseball after this, Joe Kelly has been summoned from the bullpen issue.
Do so to start the eighth.
He's getting his first plate appearance here in the eighth after entering on the bench.
Just a little bit of go 12 swung on in this strike. Three.
Getting over the last couple of games.
That's his fifth strikeout in this series alone.
So, clearly this pitching staff, they figured out how to attack this guy.
We'll see if he can make any adjustments now.
Jean Segura swaying in a line drive and another base hit for now, three for three in this one.
Well, I think it's safe to say the ice is melted on this guy.
He had been cold coming into this game, but that being his guarantee you, my man, smiling.
So now to the plate and room liner in there for a base hit.
Yeah, that hard hit single right there.
34 He's looking right.
Now his day at the plate hasn't amounted to much over four, but this is a great opportunity to make.
Well, your team really needs you like they need it right here.
You have to be able to put your personal struggles out of your mind right now is all that matters.
One out with possible tying and go ahead runs on basic, Mrs.
Now with Philly right fielder, it's two balls in strength.
Has to be a challenge pitch coming up here.
He probably doesn't want to flirt with loading the base.
21 bullpen, couple of right handers starting to loosen up to to skied into straight away. Right.
Bell injures under it.
He holds it in without any trouble, and there are two away.
That would be the cleanup spot for the Phillies.
Reese Hoskins Look to bring home that time run from second with base it into the outfield from scratch.
12 two balls and two strikes now, So you love for him to offer at that one.
But the execution was flawless.
Nice curveball that starts in the zone and breaks just out.
Just a great take by the matter.
Fouled away set and the 22 and it's fouled away.
Tough curveball that time, but he's able to make a little contact.
Keep his at bat, going to to what do you do? You guys keep fouling pitches off like this.
I guess you can back him off the plate by throwing one inside, ready with the pay off pitch and Mrs Ball four.
So now that potential tying run scoops up 90 feet to third base.
Man, that's just painful for a picture right there.
A three to offering that was right on the corner, but he couldn't get him to chase, and he doesn't get the call.
Can't beat yourself up about that too much, So stepping in Devi laborious, he's got a chance to tie this ballgame up with that equalising run just 90 feet away at third and lay off the fastball down low.
It's 21 It becomes harder to hit the zone with pressure starts to heat up.
Here's to one well above the letters with fastball that time a good spot to be in.
Pictures fall behind an account with a guy up that gets really well with runners in scoring position.
High fly ball after straightaway center.
Peterson has a read on it.
We got it on that will get him out of the jam.
Bilis leaving loaded.
Still a tight ballgame.
It's 6 to 5 now, the skippers on his way out toward the home plate area, and I believe that means we're gonna have a double switch here.
Sir Anthony Dominguez will come on to pitch here, and he'll move into the number five spot in the lineup.
Now on the double switch Scott Kingery will also enter is a part of the double switches he'll hit in the seven golden lining.
Baking in Justin Turner comes into this appearance in the midst of a one for four day 12 is a wave and a miss.
He struck him out.
We'll have to give credit to him on the mound for not letting that previous pitch get him.
He wanted it, but he didn't get the call.
But I love how he didn't let it affect him.
He comes right back with another good pitch and gets the punchouts standing in. Now.
Max Muncy, all even now to into the Phillies, are looking for the sweep in this game, as we mentioned earlier, but trailing by one, they're gonna need to come from behind to do it, This one still well in striking distance, Onley trailing by one going laid onto the game.
They just need a loop in a blaster, some kind of extra base it.
This one's far from over felon stepping in now, Cody Bellenger swing and a Miss on the fastball, and it's one and two.
And for the opposition, finishing this one often sal***ing a win in the series will sort of allow them to at least save a little face here at home.
No doubt about the last thing we want to do is get beat around in your own backyard.
You want to make your home ballpark awaiting ballpark.
So winning this one and avoiding the sweep could be just what the doctor ordered skied in the air to straightaway left and eight innings have come and gone.
Now is the inning is over.
Dodgers down in order.
They lead it, however, it's 6 to 5.
Kenley Jansen comes on from the fan, hoping to finish this one off here in the top of the ninth up, next to be Nick Williams will lead it off against Janssen, who tries to close the door in this one tough situation down one here on the road, trying to score up one of the game's top closers.
They've got their work cut out for swing and a miss good pitch there for the first out here in the night.
So the leadoff man gone to start the top of the ninth as we take a look at a lead safe leaders entering play.
And, as you can see right there, he's up near the top in the National League, currently third best digging in Scott Kingery.
No offer on that 12 balls and strikes.
Jansen is known, in part, is a reliever with a clutch factor.
Perhaps an escape artist is another way to put it.
Regardless, he seems to be at his best when pressed up into difficult situations.
Which is kind of what you want out of the bullpen arm.
No doubt about it.
Maggie and I call a guy like this troubleshooters guys that you can bring into a game with runners in scoring position.
They don't they keep the game at a slow pace, and, more importantly, they make good pitches to good hitters to get out of tough situations.
Three in one pic and he lays off ball four.
So now the potential time run here is aboard late in the game, and that whole it that I feel like you really didn't want to tell him, and I'm really surprised by that because I think this is a guy in the bottom 30 order.
You have to go right after stepping into the box.
They'll be looking for something you could drive into the gap and drive home that time.
Run from first 12 Quick check on that tying run at first, so he's down on strikes for the second time here tonight.
That's a big strike out there with time run over at first base.
Now with two outs, becomes a lot more difficult to manufacture that guy home.
Probably need a booth check on that tying run at first on a dive, but he's back.
One run game here in the top of the night, into the box.
This is popped up and this one for the final out, and the Dodgers will sal***e at least the finale in this three game series as the ball game is over.
Well, folks, that's what Kenley Jansen does when he enters the game.
The hopes of the other team they usually just leave slammed the door again right here, and tonight's one run being comes to an end.
The final Los Angeles jumped out to an early lead in the first and never looked back.
Jimmy Nelson claims to win out of the pen.
His first Jake areata permitted six earned runs to come across in the losing effort.
Kenley Jansen hammers down save his 17th on the year.
So that's a wrap here tonight, Rosa, Dan Clean, Zack and hiding.
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