Diamondbacks Take 2 of 3 from the Phillies to End Homestand
Wellington Castillo led the charge as the Dbacks blew out the Phillies in game 1. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Game 1: Phillies-3 Diamondbacks-13
Wellington Castillo has been on some kind of tear since joining the Arizona Diamondbacks, and that continued in game 1 against the Phillies on Monday night at Chase Field.
Castillo batting 5th in the lineup behind David Peralta, went 2 for 4 and drove in a career high 4 runs while also scoring 2 runs in the Dbacks 13-3 blowout victory in front of 16,495.
The Phillies drew first blood in the 3rd when Chase Utley drove in Carlos Ruiz on a sac fly to center to make it 1-0.
Coming into the game, when the opponent scored first the Dbacks were 16-35 on the season.
That would change as the offense broke out in a big way. Paul Goldschmidt opened up the scoring for Arizona in the 3rd when he singled home Jake Lamb.
Yasmany Tomas who has been seeing the ball better as of late, hit a solo home run to left field in the fourth and that gave the Snakes their first lead of the series 2-1.
The Phillies responded in the next half inning when Cesar Hernandez drove in Utley on a double to make it 2-2.
Goldy would drive in his 2nd run of the game on a sac fly to center scoring A.J. Pollock to make it 3-2.
With a 5-3 lead in the game, the Dbacks broke the game open for good against Phillies starter Aaron Harang.
Highlighted by a Wellington Castillo bases clearing triple scoring 3 runs, the Dbacks put 6 on the board and suddenly it was 11-3.
A.J. Pollock would pad the lead with a 2 run homer in the 7th.
Dbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa pitched well giving up 3 runs on 8 hits in 6.0 innings pitched.