The Phillies defeat the Dodgers in the tenth inning for Max Muncy’s costly mistake

The game seemed to unfold almost in slow motion.

A bouncy earthling. A leap high. A ball kicked from second base Max Muncyrolling helplessly away from him on a bright, sunny and suddenly terrible Philadelphia day.

A game the tax evaders should have won against the Phillies on Sunday, instead he unraveled it all at once, with Muncy’s defensive mistake leading to two runs and a walk-off 4-3 wins for the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Clinging to a one-point lead with Phillies runners in second and third place at the bottom of the tenth inning, the Dodgers were one step away from victory when Alec Bohm sent the helicopter softly hit Muncy’s way.

Muncy took a few steps inside, put his feet up and appeared to be well positioned for what appeared to be a routine game.

But the final rebound kicked higher than he bargained for. He lifted the glove, but couldn’t stop the ball from dripping through his legs.

“It’s something you know as an infielder, as the day goes on, the court gets harder and the ball will bounce more and make fun jumps,” Muncy said. “I just haven’t given myself enough space.”

As the ball slowly rolled behind him, Phillies base runner Garrett Stubbs easily scored from third place to equalize the game.

The real problem for the Dodgers was Roman Quinnthe fast Phillies outfielder who landed a good jump to second base early in the game.

As Muncy frantically tried to retrieve the ball, a sprinting Quinn came flying around third base. Muncy made a good shot at home from the center of the infield. But Quinn’s first slide arrived just in time. Catcher Austin Barnes’ tag – as confirmed by a video review moments later – was a split second delayed.

“Unfortunate circumstance,” Muncy said. “I just couldn’t find the ball.”

The show capped off what had already been a wild game in the series finale at the weekend.

The Dodgers (27-13) jumped 2-0 in solo home runs Betting for beginners Other Edwin Rios. They also got an impressive six innings and seven strikeouts from the right hander Tony Gonsolinwho didn’t give up a run until Stubbs scored a solo home run in sixth place.

It was Gonsolin’s second consecutive six-innings start, his first in his MLB career, and he lowered his best team ERA to 1.62.

“Tony was really good, all his tone mix was good”, manager Dave Roberts She said. “We needed some time today and he gave it to us.”

The Dodgers needed length because their rescues had been spent, after a win on Saturday in which eight different pitchers were needed in a bullpen match.

Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin delivers during the second inning on Sunday.

Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin delivers during the second inning on Sunday. Gonsolin provided the Dodgers with six quality innings against the Phillies.

(Chris Szagola / Associated Press)

The short-handed bullpen came close to putting away Sunday’s game. Left-handed Alessio Vesia he sailed into the heart of the Phillies order in the seventh. Left-handed fellow Justin Bruihl jammed in the eighth, but right-footed Yency Almonte escaped inducing the team’s third double play of the day.

Almonte returned to the mound in ninth place and got two quick eliminations. But then the Phillies (19-22) mobilized to extend the game.

Nick Castellanos belted a hanging slider for a double. Roberts decided to intentionally bring left-handed slugger Kyle Schwarber to bring Jean Segura to the plate, hitting with his right hand.

Segura didn’t wait long to even the score, lining up a ballast from the first shot on the left for the 2-2.

“It’s a situation where putting Schwarber, I’d rather he just throw him at Segura,” Roberts said. “He beat us. This is baseball. “

However, the Dodgers took the lead in the top 10 on a single from Trea Turner RBI. And even though they wasted an insurance opportunity by leaving bases charged, Justin Turner made a key play in the lower half of the inning, posing as base runner JT Realmuto in third base by pretending a shot went to the screen.

Realmuto stepped off the base. Justin Turner, who always had the ball in his glove, applied the label for a crucial first outing.

“It was a huge success,” Roberts said. “I thought it would be the difference in the game.”

Instead, it was the mistake of his own team that decided the contest, with Muncy crouching down and grabbing his bowed head as the Phillies celebrated their E4 walk-off, ending the streak of seven straight wins for the Dodgers.

“It’s one of those things where I go out every day and try to at least throw something in the bucket, try to do whatever I can to help the team win,” said Muncy, who continued his early season problems. Sunday going 0 out of 4 on the pot. “Unfortunately today I pulled something out of it. I didn’t add to help the team. It’s my fault and I have to admit it. “