Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series has ended, with the Philadelphia Phillies winning 6-3. Here’s what we learned about the Phillies score‘ pitch from Ryan Helsley and Jean Segura’s leap in the air. Also, read our article about a few other key moments from the game.
Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series
The Phillies have taken Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series. The game is tied at one game apiece and they will be looking to clinch the series in their home park. The Phillies lead the series 1-0, but the Cardinals aren’t out of the picture yet. They need to win their next two games to advance to the NLCS.
In Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series, the Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, but they aren’t done yet. The Phillies won the first game of the series 2-0, while the Cardinals lost their series opener, 6-3. Game 2 will be televised on ESPN.
The Phillies went eight innings without scoring in Game 1, but they came out strong in the ninth. Bryce Harper crushed a Miles Mikolas offering to lead off the second inning, his sixth home run in 80 at-bats. Kyle Schwarber singled in another run, and Alec Bohm had two sparkling defensive plays.
Aaron Nola pitched six and a third scoreless innings in the Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series, striking out six and walking one. He has now made two brilliant starts in six days, and his performance is a big reason why the Phillies are going to get back to the postseason. The series will now move to Atlanta, a team they haven’t seen since 1993.
The Philadelphia Phillies have made an unlikely playoff run and will face the Atlanta Braves in the NL Division Series. The Phillies are 8-11 against the Braves this season, and have lost five of their last seven. The Atlanta Braves, meanwhile, look every bit the defending champs.
St. Louis Cardinals lose 6-3 to Philadelphia Phillies
In Game Six of their division series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the St. Louis Cardinals were up a run after the eighth inning when they allowed two runs in the ninth inning. While the Cardinals’ pitching was solid, their defense let the Phillies get three runs in a row with two outs and one strikeout. Despite this, the Cardinals rallied in the bottom half and brought home a run before the Phillies retook a two-run lead. However, the Cardinals were unable to come back and win the series.
The Phillies are one win away from clinching their first trip to the NL Division Series since 2011. With the win, the Phillies will face the NL East champion Atlanta Braves in the division series. The Phillies have been down a game since Game 1, so the win here is a big win for them.
Jose Quintana started the game and allowed just two runs in five innings. He walked one and struck out two. A two-out home run by Juan Yepez was the only two hits the Cardinals got against Quintana. Geovanni Gallegos and Jordan Hicks matched him for two and a third innings before the Phillies jumped on him and took the lead.
The Cardinals had a two-run lead entering the ninth inning, but were unable to hold on. After losing to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Cardinals are 0-54 when trailing by multiple runs after eight innings. A late-inning single by Jean Segura proved to be the winning run for the Phillies.
The Cardinals’ defensive positioning was questionable throughout the game. The middle infielders were drawn in closer than normal and should have been at traditional double-play depth to get the second out. The aggressive defensive positioning cost the Cardinals the lead.
Ryan Helsley’s pitch
Ryan Helsley made his first postseason start since a jammed finger sidelined him during a regular season game. His first two pitches to Ryan Bohm went into the dirt, he fouled off his second and third pitches and was tagged out on his third pitch. The Phillies’ lead was 2-1 with two outs in the eighth inning and they would add another run. With one out in the ninth, it would be 3-2.
Helsley left the game against the Pirates on Tuesday because of a jammed middle finger, but it is unclear whether this injury will keep him out of the postseason. He had been pitching well this season and was converting save opportunities. His ERA was 2.38 with a 1.06 WHIP. His injury was not serious, and he could be ready to pitch in Game 1 on Friday.
The Phillies were one out away from taking the 1-0 lead in Game 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan Helsley entered the game with a two-run cushion but was unable to close the door. After striking out Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos in the ninth, Ryan Helsley gave up three base hits and two walks. After that, J.T. Realmuto singled home a run with a base hit, while Bryce Harper and Nick Castellano both walked. After that, Ryan Helsley was replaced by Andre Pallante, but the inning ended with a 3-2 Philadelphia victory.
Ryan Helsley started the season with the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate Memphis. In his first major league at-bat, he recorded a single. On July 3, he was reassigned to Memphis. On August 4, he was recalled one last time. He then pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals and went over 36+2/3 innings for the Cardinals. During his time with the Cardinals, he posted a 2.95 ERA and struck out 32 batters.
Jean Segura’s leap in the air
After a long drought, Jean Segura finally broke through on Thursday night, jumping high into the air to score the game-winning run in right field. Despite playing 1,328 regular-season games, Segura had never made a post-season appearance. His historic leap in the air helped the Phillies come back from a 3-0 deficit to win 6-3. In addition to his impressive hitting, Segura also has a great glove, ranking ninth in defensive runs saved and fourth in Outs Above Average.
In his first postseason game since 2011, Segura jumped in the air to score a run in the top of the ninth inning. The second baseman has 5,195 career at-bats and has been playing second base for the Phillies for 11 years. In this postseason, Segura has a chance to win the NL wild-card race and make his first World Series appearance.
In this game, Jean Segura set several records, including the largest bat flip ever at Citizens Bank Park. His leap was so high, it was picked up by air traffic control. He also spiked his helmet to the ground and dropped the biggest F-bomb ever dropped in a ballpark. The only other player with this record is Larry Bowa, who dropped the F-bomb on the dugout of the Miami Marlins in 2015.
Earlier in the week, Ryan Helsley was hurt while pitching in Pittsburgh.The latter failed to get any runner on base, so Segura’s hit gave the Phillies the lead.
Zack Wheeler’s first career postseason start
Zack Wheeler has made his first career postseason start and has been impressive thus far. In a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, he pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out four batters. He showed his highest velocity of the season while allowing two hits and no runs.
Wheeler began his career with the Chicago Cubs, but was eventually traded to the New York Mets in exchange for Carlos Beltran. Wheeler’s development took a major hit in 2015, when he tore his ulnar collateral ligament during spring training. He underwent Tommy John surgery and was expected to return partway through the 2016 season. During his rehabilitation, however, he suffered a series of setbacks.
Zack Wheeler’s performance this season has been impressive, and he has been the most consistent pitcher in the league this season. He finished with a 12-7 record, a 2.82 ERA, and 159 strikeouts over 115 innings. The only negative characteristic he displays is his tendency to rush pitches early in the game. Despite his lack of experience, he has pitched well against the Braves, and he has an ERA of 2.70 in three career starts against the team. The two teams have combined for a total of eighteen hits in 20 innings.
Wheeler’s fastball, which is rated 98.6 mph, has a high strikeout rate and was effective in striking out Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. With a no-hitter and three-hitter, he is one of the best pitchers in the game.For any further Information Please Visit This Site.