Heck of a win for Phillies over Cubs, but some drama can be avoided originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com CHICAGO – When a team goes into Wrigley Field and outlasts a first-place Chicago Cubs club in 10 innings, it’s a heck of a win. And there’s no doubt the Phillies enjoyed that kind of a win Monday night. They fell behind early, rallied for a lead, gave it away, tied the game, and finally went ahead for good on a solo homer by J.T. Realmuto with two outs in the 10th inning.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:56 am
J.T. Realmuto hit a solo homer with two outs in the 10th inning on Monday night and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 win against the Chicago Cubs in the opener of their four-game series. With a 1-2 count, Realmuto lifted a fastball over the wall in left-center off left-handed reliever Kyle Ryan (0-1) to break the tie. The Phillies had tied the score with two outs in the ninth after the Cubs had scored three runs in the eighth to take a 4-3 lead.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 4:02 am
Jake Arrieta had his most successful seasons when he was with the Chicago Cubs from 2013-17. The right-hander will face them for the first time when he takes the mound for the visiting Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a four-game series on Monday night at Wrigley Field. Arrieta (4-4, 4.02 ERA) won the National League Cy Young Award with Chicago in 2015 and was an All-Star with the Cubs in 2016, helping them win their first World Series title in 108 years.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 2:34 pm
unique pitching matchups await Phillies at Wrigley Field vs. Cubs originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com As the Phillies begin a seven-game road trip to Chicago and Milwaukee, two interesting pitching matchups await. In tonight’s series opener at Wrigley Field, former Cub Jake Arrieta opposes the pitcher his ex-team chose to pay instead of him: Yu Darvish. In Game 3 of the series, left-hander Cole Irvin is opposed by left-hander Cole Hamels in Hamels’ first-ever start against his former team.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 1:31 pm