Our Philadelphia Phillies (68-83) withstood a three-run 9th inning from the Chicago White Sox (72-79), and Michael Mariot picked up his 1st MLB save in a 7-6 victory at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.
Highlights on offense included a big night from Odubel Herrera, who kicked off scoring in the 1st with his 15th home run of the seasaon to make it 2-0. He also added a RBI single in the 5th to finish with 3 RBI.
Tommy Joseph plated an RBI double and Roman Quinn picked up his 3rd and 4th RBI of the season with a two-run single in the 6th.
Things looked to be in hand at that point with the score 7-3 after starter Jake Thompson gave up only the three runs over five innings, but things didn’t go well for closer Jeanmar Gomez in the 9th.
He got the first two outs after allowing just a runner on second, but just like that there was a single, a walk/wild pitch, and a two-run double from Adam Eaton and it was a 7-6 game. Manager Pete Mackanin decided to pull Gomez at this point in favor of Mariot, who picked up the one-batter, one-out save for the first of his MLB career.
The Phillies look to sweep the two-game series tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Jerad Eickhoff (10-14, 3.74 ERA) takes the hill for the home team. He’ll be opposed by Chris Sale (16-8, 3.03 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.