The Phillies Gave Up an Embarrassing Inside the Park Homer Last Night
Last night, the Phillies had a chance to win their second straight game against the Pirates. They led, 3-2, in the top of the fifth inning when Andrew McCutchen hit one to center. It bounced off the wall, but some bad defense from the Phillies turned it into an inside-the-park home run.
Ben Revere has been one of the bright spots of the Phillies’ second half: He’s hit .328 in the second half and briefly led the NL in batting (he’s fourth now). But his fielding on McCutchen’s homer left something to be desired: The ball was way too high to make a catch against the wall.
The Phillies are 67-78. They play the Pirates again tonight at 7.