TWIB Notes- Phillies Edition

Tellez puts on a going, going gone show at Rogers Stadium. The First baseman, Rowdy Tellez was 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 doubles, while scoring 2 runs and driving in 5 for the Toronto Blue Jays in the win. It was No Deal at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia as left fielder David Dahl was 2-4 with a triple and a walk. He drove in 2 runs and scored once but the Braves pulled off the upset win. No Deal said the banker!


Are you ready to Feud as we come down to the wire in the Wild Card races on This Week in Baseball, Phillies Edition!

LEADING OFF!
5-for-5 Day for Wong. The Milwaukee Brewers swept past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 at American Family Field, paced by second baseman Kolten Wong. The 31-year-old Wong got 5 hits in 5 at-bats, helping to down the Pirates.

Kolten Wong singled in the 1st, singled in the 3rd, doubled in the 5th, doubled in the 7th and doubled in the 8th.

Wong had this to say after the game, “Hit a baseball, and you are a hero. Hit hundreds of baseballs and you are an above average hitter. Hit them all and you are a god. That’s what I did today, godlike status, right here and now.”

Around the AL
The Houston Astros flex their muscles going into the playoffs, firing on all cylinders as they jolt the Baltimore Orioles, 7-5, with a late rally.  

The Houston Astros bested the Baltimore Orioles, 7-5, at Minute Maid Park. Jose Altuve was one of the standouts. He was 3-4 with 3 singles and a walk. Jose Urquidy was credited with the save. He has now successfully converted 27 of 29 save opportunities.

The game was at a stalemate until left fielder Kyle Tucker came to bat in the bottom of the eighth. Facing Baltimore pitcher Phillips Valdez, he hit a 1-0 fastball for a 2-run single. It was a game-changer, putting Houston on top, 7-5.

“It was a meatball pure and simple,” said @Buck Showalter – Orioles. “He has been tossing those up there all season. Tucker hit it all right, but if he had missed it you would be over there talking to him right now and not bugging me.”

What the CEL
In the immortal words taken from a movie that is an icon of science fiction. “These are not the teams you are looking for. You can go about your business. Move along”

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

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