The Philadelphia Phillies mashed their way to a 7-0 victory against Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Houston Astros Tuesday night to win the series 2-1 at the World Series .
After the Astros were quick in games 1 and 2 the Phillies came back to the party in Game 3 and jumped out to a 4-0 advantage after just two innings due to home runs from Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm and Brandon Marsh. Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins also hit home runs in the fifth inning, pushing the Phillies ahead even more.
Philly was an unprecedented team that score five home runs during the opening five innings of the World Series game. It was a difficult evening for Houston pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., who’s five home runs allowed to the team in game 3 are the most allowed by an individual pitcher in the World Series.
Here are a few of the greatest moments and key takeaways in Game 3.
Home runs Home runs, home, home runs.
Add another two and you’ll have the total amount of homers that the Phillies made on Tuesday in their game against the Astros. Philadelphia’s lineup crushed their opponents off Houston pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., with Kyle Schwarber, Rhys Hoskins, Bryce Harper, Brandon Marsh and Alec Bohm all contributing to the tally of homers Tuesday night. McCullers concluded the night in 4 1/3 innings of pitched. with seven runs allowed on six hits, five of them homers -in addition to walking one and struck out five.
The run total proved to be a bit much as Phillies pitcher Ranger Suarez turned in a spectacular performance, pitching five innings and allowing just three runs with just three hits, walking only one, while struck out 4. The Astros lineup had a tough time generating any momentum throughout the game having only three chances to bat that had runners scoring. The Astros saw little from their top lineup, with their first five batters including Jose Altuve, Jeremy Pena, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker — combining for just one hit. — Joon Lee
More dingers for Philly
The Phillies home parade for the home team continues.
Philadelphia completed Astros Lance McCullers Jr.’s evening in the fifth inning by hitting two hits. The first one came from Phillies fielder Kyle Schwarber, who smashed the 87.9 velocity changeup that sailed over the fence of the centerfield that measured the 443-foot mark. The blast pushed an advantage to 6-0 before knocking off Brandon Marsh, who singled to score a base. The second hit came by first baseman Rhys Hoskins, who blasted an 85.1 speed slider through the left-field fence to make it 7-0.
McCullers concluded the evening in 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven earned runs, five strikeouts, one walk as well as five homers. McCullers is currently tied for the lead in hits allowed by a pitcher in one World Series — and other pitchers required several games to get to the mark. — Lee
Marsh helps to strengthen the Phillies lead
Brandon Marsh got just enough. Barely.
With Philadelphia ahead 3-0 and only two batters remaining in the second inning The Phillies center fielder was faced with the 2-0 mark against Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and took a hanging 83.7 speed slider that drove the ball just across the field, and extend the lead to four (4).
The home run was Philadelphia’s third hit in just two innings. It came after the first-inning hit from Bryce Harper and a dinger by Alec Bohm to lead off the second third.
Umpires scrutinized the hit to verify it was over the fence. replays show a child dropping the ball back onto the field.
Harper could have a magical touch. Before Bohm’s batting, Harper asked his Phillies third baseman in order to explain to him something. Bohm hit a first-pitch 93.2 mph pitch over the fence of left field. What Harper has told Bohm is still a mystery however. When Bohm was asked by the Fox program about what Harper stated, Bohm declined to comment. — Lee
A solid alliance
The World Series rivalry between the Astros and Phillies extends beyond the playing field to the dining rooms of Philadelphia restaurants.
Two renowned Philadelphia eateries — Angelo’s Pizzeria and Mike’s BBQ have turned down caterer requests made by the Houston Astros.
In an Instagram post posted on Mike’s BBQ’s Instagram page, Astros dietician Lisa Clarke called the restaurant in hopes of ordering meals for her team. In the post, Clarke mentions the word “Gil” and appears to be seeking Latin food that isn’t served at Mike’s.
The Philadelphians on the internet speculated that the team may be trying to contact Gil Arends, co-owner of Puyero Venezuelan Flavor, a restaurant serving Latin cuisine.
On Angelo’s Pizzeria’s Instagram account, the restaurant’s owner Danny DiGiampietro asserted that he was not cooking for the Astros following the incident in which Phillies customers mistakenly referred to his restaurant as Angelo’s Hoagies, which also serves food.
There’s no word yet on whether the Astros were capable of eating food prior to Game 3. — Lee
Gold Glove recipients
Prior to Game 3, Jeremy Pena (AL shortstop), Kyle Tucker (AL outfielder) and J.T. Realmuto (NL catcher) were presented with the Gold Glove Awards.
Lineups for Game 3, pitchers, and lineups
Starters: Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2, 47.2 IP, 2.27 ERA, 50 K) vs. Ranger Suarez (10-7, 155.1 IP, 3.65 ERA, 129 K)
1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B (.300 AVG, 28 HR, .921 OPS)
2. Jeremy Pena (R) SS (.253 AVG, 22 HR, .715 OPS)
3. Yordan Alvarez (L) LF (.306 AVG, 37 HR, 1.019 OPS)
4. Alex Bregman (R) 3B (.259 AVG, 23 HR, .820 OPS)
5. Kyle Tucker (L) RF (.257 AVG, 30 HR, .808 OPS)
6. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B (.242 AVG, 8 HR, .647 OPS)
7. David Hensley (R) DH (.345 AVG, 1 HR, 1.027 OPS)
8. Chas McCormick (R) CF (.245 AVG, 14 HR, .738 OPS)
9. Martin Maldonado (R) C (.186 AVG, 15 HR, .600 OPS)
1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF (.218 AVG, 46 HR, .827 OPS)
2. Rhys Hoskins (R) 1B (.246 AVG, 30 HR, .794 OPS)
3. J.T. Realmuto (R) C (.276 HR, 22 HR, .820 OPS)
4. Bryce Harper (L) DH (.286 AVG, 18 HR, .877 OPS)
5. Nick Castellanos (R) RF (.263 AVG, 13 HR, .694 OPS)
6. Alec Bohm (R) 3B (.280 AVG, 13 HR, .713 OPS)
7. Bryson Stott (R) SS (.234 AVG, 10 HR, .653 OPS)
8. Jean Segura (R) 2B (.277 AVG, 10 HR, .723 OPS)
9. Brandon Marsh (R) CF (.245 AVG, 11 HR, .679 OPS)