Another sprinting home run, 3-for-3 on tee shot against the 9th-place Marlins
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PHILADELPHIA — Rob Thomson played his latest hunch Wednesday night.
Phillies interim manager at guerrilla Edmundo Sousa, who started his second straight game with energy. Philadelphia won for the second straight night; Sosa went 3 for 3 with a homer and 3 RBIs in Citizens Bank Park’s 4-3 win over Miami.
Thomson’s Premonition It paid off, which is especially notable because the decision to start Sousa caused some confusion among Philly fans when the lineup was first released before the game. They wondered, “What happened to Bryson Stout?” since early August Stott has been the team’s daily shortstop since Aug. 4, starting 25 of 31 games since Didi Gregorius played his final game on Aug. 4.
But in Sousa on Tuesday with 3 -2 After a stellar performance in the win over Miami – 2-for-2 with a double, a homer, a walk and two runs – Thomson felt he needed to reward the performance.
“Going into the series, I thought Play [Sosa] on the first night, then Stott on the second night,” Thomson said. “Stott has seen [Trevor] Rodgers before, and Stott has a good punch against everyone. And I don’t want him to sit too long, especially Monday off. But last night Sosa’s The night was so big that I couldn’t keep him out.”
Sosa hit a go-ahead two-run homer to left field in the third inning against Marlins southpaw Trevor Rodgers before hitting a single in the fifth. Sosa then jumped a tag between his legs, catching a JJ Bleday steal in the seventh for an inning-ending strikeout double.
This is the Phillies going all night One of the few excellent defensive tactics.
“I had to Really made up our minds in seconds,” Sosa said through the team’s interpreter.
Sosa followed in the seventh inning The bottom hit the ball back to Marlins pitcher Huasca Brazoban. The ball deflected off Brazoban’s glove into a shallow right field, allowing Matt Vierling to score from second base and give the Phillies a two-run lead.
Sosa never stops running , turns knocking into doubles.
” This is all about forcing The game was in the second and not in the home run,” Sosa said.
Sosa helps the Phillies (75 -61) to stay ahead of the second NL Wild Card by a percentage point over the Padres (76-62). It also propelled Philadelphia to a 71-65 four-game lead over Milwaukee, which is chasing wild-card spots for Phils and the Padres.
(Phillies v Brewers The lead is basically five games as they own the tiebreaker against the NL Central club.)
Sosa was a very good catcher for the Phillies, who picked up Southpaw Joe Romero from the Cardinals on July 30 got him. Sousa is 0.189/.244/.271 with no home runs, eight RBIs and a .514 OPS in 131 games with St. Louis. Fils said at the time that they liked Sousa because of his defense, but they also said they believed he could do more offensively.
Sosa at the Phillies The defense was great, but he also put .357/.391/.667 in 47 plate appearances with two homers, 12 RBIs and 1.058 OPS.
Sosa’s past 10 in the past In the four games of , his plate appearances are as follows:
August. 31: Double, Double, Single
September 2: Lineup
September. 6: Home Run, Double, Walk
7: Home Run, Solo, Double
Of course, this is a small sample size, but Playoff contenders need performance from a bench player like Sosa.
“I am very happy here, ‘ Sosa said. “Everyone here treats me so well. I have no complaints. They really welcome me with open arms. It motivates you to do well and try to help the team win. One of the best traits I have is that I am This field brings a lot of energy. It’s something that a player like me has to do. Knowing my role, knowing that I’m not going to play every day. So it’s important to keep the energy going all the time. Cheer for them, for them Come on, do it as long as I have a chance to play.”
Ahead of Wednesday’s game, Thomson said Stott will face Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara in Thursday’s series finale.
He might stick to those plans.
Although, you never know, right?
“Another great game ,” Thomson said. “We’ll go back to the lab later and figure out what we’re going to do tomorrow.”