The Philadelphia Phillies stopped the bleeding on Sunday afternoon defeating the Boston Red Sox, 6-1, to end a six-game losing skid.
Kyle Schwarber had his best game in weeks, breaking an 0-for-21 streak in the 4th inning with an RBI single. He followed in the 6th with a 434-foot, upper deck “Schwarbomb” to extend the Phillies lead to 4-1.
Phils’ starting pitcher Taijuan Walker also had his best game in weeks. The righty issued no walks over 6-innings and only allowed one run while striking out six Sox. The Phillies bullpen settled down with Jose Alvarado throwing a scoreless inning and Matt Strahm earning a two-inning save against his former team.
Here’s a closer look at how they scored, stats and facts from the game, and what’s on deck for the Phillies.
Not all pitching news is doom and gloom for the Philadelphia Phillies this Spring! Free agent acquisition Taijuan Walker had a dominant night on the mound for the Mexican National Team on Tuesday night in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The 30-year-old struck out eight and scattered one hit and one walk over four-innings leading Mexico to a 2-1 win over Great Britain.
Walker’s eight strikeouts set a Mexican National Team single-game record for K’s in the World Baseball Classic. The outing included Walker striking out five Brits in a row at one point. It was the first time Walker pitched for the Mexican national team. Walker’s mother is of Mexican descent making him eligible to pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.