David Peralta led the charge with a grand slam in a 11 run 2nd inning. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2: Phillies-1 Diamondbacks-13
For the 2nd night in a row, the Arizona Diamondbacks scored 13 runs and beat up on the Phillies this time 13-1 in front of 19,836 fans at Chase Field to take the series.
Really all you need to know about this game is a historic 2nd inning.
The Dbacks sent 15 batters to the plate, almost batting around twice, recording a club record 10 hits in 1 inning. Aaron Hill hit a 2 run homer, and David Peralta fittingly had the exclamation point a grand slam, and he drove in a career high 5 RBI’s.
In the first 2 games the Dbacks scored 30 runs on 47 hits, the best hitting stretch up and down the lineup this season. The Dbacks scored 13 runs in consecutive games for the 2nd time in team history. The first came on September 26th-27th, 2001.
If you missed it, this should give you an idea of how crazy this inning was: the pitcher Jeremy Hellickson collected 2 hits and 3 RBI’s all coming in the 2nd!
It was unbelievable, and it is really hard to explain unless you watched it.
Phillies starter David Buchannan lasted just 1 and 2/3 innings giving up 11 runs on 11 hits. His ERA is up to 9.00.
Hellickson was not only fenomanale at the plate, he was dominant on the mound. He threw 8.0 innings of 1 run ball and looked like the pitcher we saw in July.
Granted its the Phillies, but it was sure fun to watch.