Brandon Marsh's Roller Coaster Of A Monday Night

The Phillies hung on in extras, but a lot of how it played out had something to do with Brandon Marsh.
Apr 8, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Brandon Marsh (16) is
Apr 8, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Brandon Marsh (16) is / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

It's just the second week in April, but there's no doubt the Philadelphia Phillies needed to find a win on Monday night. They were coming off a tough loss to the Washington Nationals that put them back under .500 for the season.

The Phillies gave up two in the ninth on Monday night and let the St. Louis Cardinals force the game into extra innings. Luckily, they got the job done. The Phillies posted five runs on ten hits, three hits each from Trea Turner and Johan Rojas.

But the three-hit games were not the story of the night. Since the Phillies were victorious, the story of the night belongs to the roller coaster Brandon Marsh went on late in the game.

Marsh Gives A Homer, Takes A Homer, and Saves Phillies In Win Against Cardinals

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Iván Herrera hit a fly ball deep to left-center field that probably should have been caught by Brandon Marsh. However, it went off the top of his glove and over the fence for a home run, the Cardinals' first run of the night.

But the game taketh and the game giveth. Marsh came up to bat in the top of the ninth and gave the Phillies a run that would end up mattering a whole lot with his booming shot to right field.

Without that home run, the Cardinals would have walked it off in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, it came down to the tenth. The Phillies put two on the board in the top of the frame to take a 5-3 lead, and Marsh made up for his early blemish by saving the game with a catch at the wall.

It does not get much more up and down in a game than that. Surely Marsh slept well after that one.

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