Phillies come into their own late for a 4-3 win over Padres

Phillies come into their own late for a 4-3 win over Padres

PHILADELPHIA – Nick Castellanos hit a bloop ground-rule double down the right field line for four straight hits in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a two-run deficit for a 4-3 victory over the San Diego on Tuesday night Padres.

Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run in the eighth inning for the Phillies, who can complete a season series over San Diego on Wednesday. The Padres have now lost five in a row.

Jeff Hoffman (3-0) picked up the win, while the Padres’ Robert Suarez (4-1) made his first save in 19 chances this season.

Luis Campusano had a two-run homer off Aaron Nola to lead off San Diego’s sixth inning, giving them a 3-1 lead.

Schwarber’s solo homer with two outs in the eighth narrowed the deficit to 3-2. Bryce Harper and Alec Bohm singled to lead off the ninth. Bryson Stott followed with a single into the opposite field to tie the score at 3. Castellanos sent a ball down the line that Fernando Tatis Jr. dodged, sneaking just inside the chalk line before bouncing into the stands.

Nola retired the first 13 batters in a row and faced the minimum number of batters through five, after a strikeout/failed stealing double play ended the fifth. But after walking Peralta to start the sixth, Campusano threw a fastball to deep center that just cleared the outstretched glove of Cristian Pache for his fifth home run of the year, giving San Diego a 2-1 lead.

Phillies: JT Realmuto met with the media for the first time since undergoing meniscus surgery on his right knee last Wednesday, confirming the original four-week timeline the club provided for the veteran catcher last week.

“I had the exact same procedure done in 2019 after the season and I was able to recover from it pretty quickly,” Realmuto said. “I imagine around that four-week period would have to be around that timing.”

Realmuto – who is hitting .261 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs in 51 games – said the original injury occurred when he slid around the bases on a triple during wet field conditions on May 4 against San Francisco. After trying to overcome the pain, Realmuto and Phillies officials decided to perform the clearing procedure after the team’s trip to London two weeks ago.

Garrett Stubb and Rafael Marchan start in place of Realmuto.

Philadelphia will field LHP Ranger Suárez (10-1, 1.77 ERA) in the series finale against San Diego RHP Matt Waldron (4-6, 3.66) on Wednesday.

This story has been corrected to reflect that Nick Castellanos Fernando Tatis Jr.’s winning hit. and not David Peralta.