MLB: Historic! Phillies come back from 0-6 deficit to establish record

The Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes comes to bat to the rhythm of the melody of “La Bamba”, performed by Los Lobos. It is a suitable choice. After the heroic deeds of the utility infielder on Thursday night, the home crowd had little reason to stop dancing.

Torreyes hit a three-run home run to left field with two outs at the close of the sixth inning to give his team the ultimate advantage as the Philadelphia Phillies posted a 12-6 slate win over the Pittsburgh Pirates visitors at Citizens Bank Park. Here the winning HR from Torreyes:

The Phillies became the first team in the modern era to win by six or more runs after trailing by six or more runs twice in the same season. It was the Phillies’ second unlikely rally in eight days. Last Thursday, they erased an initial 7-0 deficit and defeated the Cubs, 17-8.

It was Torreyes’ first career pinch homer and it kept the Phillies in the race for the Playoffs. The Pirates jumped to an early 6-0 lead. A home run by Didi Gregorius and RBI hits by Andrew McCutchen and Brad Miller helped make it 6-5 at the end of the third. Torreyes’s shot completed the rally, putting it 8-6 in the sixth.

After hitting his home run, Torreyes was greeted on the bench by Jean Segura and Gregorius, and the trio broke into their own dance. Torreyes said they have been doing it for the past few weeks.

JT Realmuto, who also pinch-hitted in the sixth, added a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh and a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth. Girardi said before the game that he wanted to give Realmuto his last day off of the season. He finished 3 of 3 with four RBIs and two runs.

The rally made it easier to forget another disappointing performance from Aaron Nola. The long-awaited Phillies ace allowed six runs and six hits in six innings.

Five of those runs came with two outs in the second inning as the Pirates jumped to an early 5-0 lead behind a two-run single by starting pitcher Connor Overton, in his first major league plate appearance, and a of three. home run by Ke’Bryan Hayes, the son of former Phillie, Charlie Hayes.

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Nola heard some boos as he got closer to hitting in the bottom of the third inning, but he was walked and scored a run. He calmed down and didn’t allow another Pirate to reach base, finishing with eight strikeouts. The Phillies finally pinch-hit for Nola in the bottom of the sixth, with Torreyes and the trick worked for manager Joe Girardi.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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