PITTSBURGH — Alec Bohm leads the charge in breaking out of his slump and leading Philly’s offence.
Bohm added two more hits to his repertoire Thursday night as the Phillies opened with a seven-run lead and won 8-7 over the Pittsburgh Pirates. This was the opening game of a four-game series held at PNC Park.
As Philadelphia had 15 hits, every Phillies player had at least one hit. Bohm is the hottest player in Phillies history, as he hit at No. Bohm occupied the No. 3 spot in the batting orders for the first time since 2020, his rookie season.
Bohm’s July batting average is hot.435 His big month is summarized by the third baseman in one word.
He said, “Simplicity.” “I don’t try to do too many, I suppose. I swing at the ball when I get it over the plate. My swing is perfect and I am on time most of the time.
Bohm’s June batting average was.263 and has now risen to.294. Bohm attributes part of his recent hot streak to the vagaries and length of a long season.
Bohm stated, “I am definitely more relaxed.” It’s all part of the baseball season. There will be good stretches and there will be bad stretches. Right now, I am having a good stretch. I just want to keep doing what I am doing. Your pitch selections will determine how good you are.
Thursday was a good day for Philly’s offence.
Rookie Darick Hall’s three-run triple by Rookie Darick Hall highlighted a three-run opening inning. Kyle Schwarber’s six-run homer in the sixth, No. The Phillies were 7-0 ahead of him in 32 games.
The Phillies won their third consecutive game with four wins. Nick Castellanos had three hits, and Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins added two each. This came just days after the Phillies won 7-2 over the Atlanta Braves to conclude their homestand.
The Phillies are pleased with the 15 runs scored in their last two games. The Phillies had managed three runs or less in eleven of their previous 14 games before Wednesday.
The offence, which entered Thursday’s action ranked eighth in the Major Leagues for runs scored with an average of 4.63 per match, was in a long slump.
Zack Wheeler (9-5), who allowed two runs in seven innings, was able to take advantage of the run support. He and Aaron Nola both have been affected by a lack of hitting help this season. The Phillies are currently 18-21 with their top two pitchers.
Wheeler stated, “It’s nice that we swing the bats like this.” “It’s always nice having a big lead like that so you can settle down.”
Wheeler, like everyone else in the Phillies clubhouse, is impressed most by Bohm.
Bohm made quite a splash in his MLB debut during the 2020 pandemic. He hit.338 in 44 games. He fell to.247 after 115 games this year.
Wheeler stated that while he struggled last year, this year he has improved and is a solid hitter. He can hit the ball to the opposing field and can also run into one. He is very disciplined, and he can also run into one.
All eight runs Bohm and his offence gave Thursday night were needed by the Phillies.
They led 8-2 at the bottom of the ninth. But Tyler Heineman’s double and Kevin Newman’s triple off Jeurys Familia brought them within two runs.
Rob Thomson, interim manager, called Seranthony Dominicz?, a closer who allowed Oneil Cruz’s run-scoring groundout to draw Pittsburgh within 8-7. Dominguez got Ke’Bryan Hayes a game-ending flyout in right field, his sixth save in seven chances.
Thomson stated, “You’re up (7-0), you don’t think that you’re going be needing your closer, but it happens sometimes.” “I thought that we played very well. We were able to swing the bats very well and everyone got a hit. We also played really good defence.”