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Harper’s throw to plate saves Phillies’ 4-3 win over O’s

Thursday, September 23, 2021
DAN GELSTON, Associated Push

Bryce Harper won online games for the Phillies this year with one swing, one slide, one daring sprint all-around the bases.

Now insert this help you save to the highlight reel: Harper fired a heater on the fly from proper subject that nailed a runner at property — and gave the Phillies one get to recall in a September stuffed with major online games from their MVP contender.

Harper threw out the tying run at the plate in the eighth inning and Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer to retain Philadelphia pushing in the NL East race with a four-3 get around the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night time.

“We get by one run and he throws a dude out. Which is a major run,” supervisor Joe Girardi explained.

The Phillies took two of three from the 104-reduction Orioles and now end the seven-game homestand with four from the 94-reduction Pirates.

Philadelphia entered three online games guiding Atlanta for to start with in the division.

The Braves performed Arizona on Wednesday night time and end a four-game collection with the Diamondbacks on Thursday. The NL East could be resolved when the Phillies perform at Atlanta following week in a three-game established.

The Phillies can thank Harper’s arm for preserving the get.

The Orioles trimmed the lead to four-3 with two outs in the eighth and experienced a runner on 2nd when Pat Valaika singled to proper subject. Pedro Severino was waved property and Harper fired a strike in the air to catcher J.T. Realmuto to end the inning.

Harper jogged off the subject to his rising chants from Phillies lovers of “MVP!”

Jose Alvarado (7-1) bought the get. Ian Kennedy walked two in the ninth in advance of he retired Ryan Mountcastle for his 25th help you save.

Certainly, the Phillies won the collection, but the offense was punchless in huge stretches from a team that entered with the worst Era (five.87) in baseball. John Indicates pitched like an All-Star in a two- get Monday and the Orioles experienced the to start with road shutout thrown by a 100-reduction team given that 2016. The Phillies experienced to rating two operates in the 10th inning to get 3-two on Tuesday.

“Every game’s a grind proper now but when you’re in it, it’s a great issue,” Girardi explained. “We’re in it.”

Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde gave his team credit rating for enjoying a postseason “toe-to-toe” around three online games thinking of “how beat up” they’ve been of late.

“They’re a major team with a major payroll and we’re type of limping,” he explained.

Jean Segura hit the tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh off Conner Greene (1-two) and Realmuto, who won Tuesday’s game with a two-run triple in the 10th, adopted with an RBI solitary for a four-two lead.

McCutchen delivered in the clutch in the sixth with a two-run, two-out shot off Eric Hanhold for his 25th of the year and a two-1 lead. Keegan Akin retired 9 straight right until he allowed Harper’s solitary in the sixth. That was it for the 10-reduction lefty.

Zack Wheeler, a fourteen-game winner, won his past four starts off and allowed Austin Hays’ RBI double in the sixth that built it 1-. Wheeler was lifted just after the NL strikeout chief included 9 to his overall (240) around six innings.

He was lifted just after 97 pitches as the Phillies test and retain their ace contemporary around the closing months of the playoff run.

“I want to retain pitching the rest of the year and ideally in the playoffs,” he explained. “I think we’re supporting the trigger by executing what we’re executing.”

Trey Mancini’s RBI groundout off Sam Coonrod tied it two-all in the seventh.

Harper, one of the best NL MVP contenders, walked two times. It is about the only way the Orioles could gradual down the MLB chief in OPS (1.050) with a profession-substantial 39 doubles and 33 property operates.

Who realized his most important perform at the plate as a substitute would come from proper subject?

WELCOME Back again

The Athletic cited resources that Hyde experienced his deal extended past offseason and will return in 2022.

“I just cannot remark on my deal position but I am really energized to come back,” he explained.

Hyde was a Chicago Cubs bench coach when he was employed to manage the team just after the Orioles went 47-115 IN 2018. Hyde is 128-246 with the Orioles. He went 54-108 in 2009. He was in the 2nd of three seasons as Cubs to start with foundation coach when the team won the Entire world Series in 2016.

TRAINER’S Place

Orioles: Placed INF Ramón Urías on the 10-day Injured List (proper adductor pressure). … Hyde explained that OF Anthony Santander tweaked his left hamstring chasing Realmuto’s triple in Tuesday night’s game.

OUCH

Hays was on 3rd in the sixth when he was drilled by a foul ball hit by Severino. Hays grabbed the ball and tossed it into the dugout.

Closer Around

The Orioles designated RHP César Valdez for assignment for the 2nd time this year. He experienced 8 saves for the Orioles.

UP Next

The Orioles head property and open up a four-game established Thursday with the Texas Rangers. Baltimore sends LHP Zac Lowther (-two, 9.sixty one Era to the mound from RHP Glenn Otto (-two, 9.37).

The Phillies deliver RHP Aaron Nola (8-8, four.48) the mound Thursday from Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Connor Overton (-, .00) for the begin of a four-game established.

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