TWIB Notes Phillies Edition

Its hits galore in Miami as Keibert Ruiz the Catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers has five. Meanwhile in Cincinnati the Reds and Rockies run up the score in a 13-10 slugfest lead by Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers with five RBI’s. As we get going let’s see what’s in store on This Week in Baseball, Phillies Edition!

Leading Off
The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets, 12-9, in National League action at Citizens Bank Park. Didi Gregorius pulled his weight. The 11-year veteran went 3 for 5 with a home run and 2 singles, while scoring 2 times and driving in 2. The winner in relief was Paul Fry. The left-hander allowed no runs on 1 hit in 1.1 innings. He now owns a record of 3-2. Anthony Bass earned his 1st save.

Whit Merrifield helped his team take an early lead with a run-scoring single. It came in the first inning, making the score 2-1, Phillies.”

Didi has done that for awhile for us,” said Johnny Rose the winning manager. “He is a veteran here in the OMLB for a reason. And that reason is that he has been here in the league for eleven seasons. Eleven fine seasons and we have tried to put parts around him that helped in the win today. So there is Didi swinging away at the plate and all these parts around him and trying to help him swing away and that’s how as a team we have a bunch of wins. Its parts and Didi and Didi and swinging bats, that’s how you win.”

“We hear you Johnny.”

Around the AL
Tigers Top Rays in Extras, 12-7. Nate Lowe was a major contributor to the 12-7 Detroit win over Tampa Bay. The Tigers first baseman went 3 for 7 with a triple, a double, and a walk, while scoring 2 times and driving in 3. For those keeping score at home that’s a lot of hits, a couple of scores and a few RBI’s. Way to wail away Nate!

The game was at a stalemate until third baseman Jeimer Candelario came to bat in the top of the 14th. Facing Tampa Bay pitcher Franklin Dacosta, he hit a 1-1 fastball for a run-scoring single. It was a game-changer, putting Detroit on top, 8-7, but it wasn’t Nate Lowe doing the damage.

@Terry_Tigers said “Liking this new sim schedule. There’s no quit in this team.”

What the CEL
Baby its cold outside, crooned Dean Martin at the yearly Christmas party in Las Vegas and so were the Las Vegas Rat Pack bats on Saturday night. Getting offensive support from Freudis Nova, the New Jersey Pioneers topped the Las Vegas Rat Pack, 6-3. Nova went 4 for 5 with a double and 3 singles, while scoring 2 runs for the Pioneers.

The Rat Pack managed eight hits in the game but couldn’t really get anyone across the plate after they scored two runs in the first inning. Kolton Mahoney took the loss.

“I can’t stand a batter or pitcher who tells me baseball is hard work. It’s easy work. Anyone who says it isn’t never had to stand on his feet all day dealing blackjack,” joked Dean from the stage at the Christmas party. We take it he wasn’t happy with the home team loss.

“That’s all for this week folks! Join us again next week for This Week in Baseball, Phillies Edition!” 

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