Zack Wheeler

Phils sweep out the Rocks

The Phillies stretched their season-high three-game winning streak to four games Thursday with a 7-1 win over the Rockies, who were the victims in each of the Phillies wins. In the four games, the Phillies outscored Colorado 32-9 after having scored 64 runs in their first 16 games of the season. In addition to adding seven runs to their season total on Thursday, the Phillies got strong pitching from starter Zack Wheeler.

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BOHMBASTIC – Alec Bohm has gone from being in the fan’s doghouse to working his way up the list of fan favorites on this year’s Phillies team. Bohm hit his second home run of the season in the fourth inning against Colorado starter Austin Gomber. The Phillies third baseman has a slash line of 2-14-.326/.375/.500 in 18 games with the Phillies this season… Roman Quinn singled and walked, scoring two runs in the game for Philadelphia.

HR: COL – none, PHIL – Bohm (2)

WHEELS GET ROLLING – Zack Wheeler had dealt with low velocity and was hit around pretty well in his first three starts of the season. On Wednesday, he looked just like the guy that was a Cy Young Award runner-up last season, giving the Phillies six innings of shutout ball, giving up just one hit and allowing four walks in the game. Of his 90 pitches, 62 were for strikes… Lefty Brad Hand struggled for the first time this season, lasting just 1/3 of an inning and giving up three hits. Thanks to an impressive relief appearance by James Norwood, Hand allowed just one earned run in the inning… Ryan Bellatti and Damon Jones both threw a shutout inning to close out the game and the series for the Phillies.

WP: Wheeler (1-3, 5.79), LP: Gomber (1-2, 3.86), SV: none

PHIL-INS – Roman Quinn stole his first two bases of the season and J.T. Realmuto stole his third bag this season on Thursday. Bryce Harper was thrown out attempting to steal, the first time that a Phillies base runner has been thrown out attempting to swipe a base this year. The Phillies are 10-for-11 in stolen base attempts with Realmuto and Harper leading the team with three each… Rhys Hoskins was 1-for-3 Thursday and now has just one hit in his last 13 at-bats, which has sunk his average down to .206 on the year.

ON THE AGENDA – It’s the first series with the New York Mets coming up this weekend in New York. The Mets (14-6) have a three-game lead on the Miami Marlins (10-8) and four games over the Phillies, who are now back at .500 with a 10-10 mark on the year. The Phils will thrown Aaron Nola (1-2, 3.74), Kyle Gibson (2-1, 3.47) and Zach Eflin (1-1, 3.20) in the three games and the Mets will counter with Tylor Megill (3-0, 2.35), Taijuan Walker (0-0, 0.00) and Max Scherzer (3-0, 1.80).

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