Every dog has its day.
On Sunday, the Phillies' offense had its day, providing more than enough support for Adam Morgan to pick up the win in his Major League debut. The Phillies would put together 13 hits in the win, avoiding the sweep against the Cardinals with a 9-2 win.
Morgan would impress in his big league debut, striking out the first batter he faced, and continuing to look good throughout 5 2/3 innings of work.
Jay hit a grounder to third baseman Maikel Franco, who threw to Cesar Hernandez at second to get one runner. Hernandez would make a heads up play, throwing home to trap Mark Reynolds in a rundown and complete the double play.
The Phillies would follow up a solid defensive inning with an impressive inning at the plate, as Domonic Brown and Cody Asche led off the bottom of the second with back-to-back doubles to break a scoreless tie and give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
The Phillies would tack on two more in the frame to build a 3-0 lead for Morgan to work with.
Morgan would allow one run in the fourth, but would get right back to work, lasting 5 2/3 innings and allowing just one run in his big league debut.
The Phillies offense would continue to pile on the runs, scoring two in the fifth, one in the sixth and three more in the seventh on their way to a 9-2 win over the Cardinals.
The nine runs by the Phillies were the most for the team since September of last year, when they also scored nine. It also marked the first win for a Phillies starter since May 23, as the club continues to put together all sorts of impressively bad streaks.
By: Kyle Babcock
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