Nick Williams hits the 7th HR for the Phillies tonight. Ties a GABP record for most in a game by an opposing team. #Reds
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) July 27, 2018
7 homers in a game ties a Phillies franchise record. Last done on Sept. 8, 1998 vs. Mets
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) July 27, 2018
So yesterday, I said that the Reds would have a home run derby off of Phillies starter Ranger Suarez. Instead, the Phillies made me look like an asshole. Sure he gave up two home runs. But for the Reds, we had Mahle give up two, Lorenzen give up two, Austin Brice give up two, and Kyle Crockett give up one. That’s seven home runs for the Philadelphia Phillies. That’s a lot of home runs.
Rhys Hoskins hit two, Nick Williams hit two, Maikel Franco hit two, and Carlos Santana hit one. The performance put together by these four was good enough to tie a GABP record for most home runs by an opposing team, and they were able to tie their franchise record for most home runs in a single game.
Was it embarrassing? No, not really. We’ve definitely been through worse.
Game two of the four game series is tonight, and Anthony DeSclafani takes the mound against Nick Pivetta. Chalk it up as a W for the Reds.