From The Box Score- Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies- 7/17/19

After two nights of high scoring baseball, the Dodgers and Phillies found themselves in a good ol’ fashioned pitchers duel. Well, at least through six innings Wednesday night in Philadelphia.       

With the help of 3 walks and a sac fly, the Dodgers got on the board first in the 1st. They were set down in order in the 2nd. The Phillies were able to draw 2 walks in the 1st but were unable to capitalize. They also were put down in order in the 2nd.     

During the top of the 3rd the skies opened up and a 2:37 rain delay halted play.  Because of the lengthy delay, both managers went to their bullpens earlier than expected. The two teams used 5 relievers each to get through this one.

After the Rain Delay

Both teams struggled to get hits, but there were so many baserunners one may have lost track of that.  The Dodgers got their first hit in the 4th and the Phillies were no hit through 5.  Both teams were patient at the plate and drew lots of walks.  The Phillies surrendered 8 walks and the Dodgers 5 walks and 2 errors, all before the 6th inning.  The game changed at this point as the Dodgers scored in each of the last 4 innings.      

At the top of the 6th, the Dodgers got walks from Enrique Hernandez and Russell Martin and an RBI single of the bat of Julio Urias to bump the lead to 2-0. The Phillies were active in the bottom half of the inning, Cesar Hernandez got on by an error and Scott Kingery singled to give the Phillies their first hit.  Bryce Harper flew out to advance Hernandez to 3rd and a passed ball by Martin allowed Kingery to move up to 2nd.  Rhys Hoskins was intentionally walked to load the bases and Brad Miller walked to bring home their first run.  A 1-6-3 double play followed which allowed Kingery to score and tie the game at 2.       

Dodgers used the long ball in the 7th and 8th, first, a 2 run home run by David Freese followed by a 2 run shot by Justin Turner.  Turner had a rbi single in the 9th as well to end the scoring for the night.       

The Dodgers only allowed 2 hits from Philly hitters tonight and held them to the 2 runs.  7 runs on 7 hits and 2 errors by Los Angeles and 2 runs on 2 hits and 0 errors by Philadelphia.  The game ended early in the morning and the 2 teams turn around and play an afternoon game, now later today, before they both depart Philadelphia. 

David Curtoys