Jordan Yamamoto: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Zach Eflin: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
The Fish started this game off well enough. Jon Berti singled to lead off, then he stole second base. Neil Walker was at bat during the steal and when he had the chance he singled to right field. The one run would be the only time the Fish were ahead.
The fourth inning was the downfall for Jordan Yamamoto. Two back to back singles and a home run from Scott Kingery gave the Phils a 3-1 lead. Yamamoto then gave up a single to opposing pitcher Eflin. He walked the next two batters before finally getting the hook. Rhys Hoskins was the final hitter Yamamoto faced and that battle was 13 pitches long. The control was not there this inning and the Phils took advantage.
Tyler Kinley replaced Yamamoto, but also struggled with the bases loaded. He walked the first batter he faced, which was J.T. Realmuto. Corey Dickerson then hit a ground-rule double out of the reach of recently recalled/defensively challenged left fielder Austin Dean, scoring two runs, making it 6-1 Phils.
The Fish scored one run in the fifth inning and another in the seventh. Jorge Alfaro was able to take a pitch way inside and drive it over the left field corner wall. Alfaro was the only Fish to have a multi-hit game (he collected three). The Fish had a total of eight hits and scored three runs.
The Phils—who were already up 6-1—tacked on three more runs in the seventh. Wei-Yin Chen was charged with all three runs.
Elieser Hernández will take on Aaron Nola Sunday at 1:10 ET.
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