Sport 3 of the Nationwide League Championship Sequence was set to be an necessary one. The Phillies and Padres cut up the primary two video games of the sequence in San Diego, earlier than the sequence shifted to Philadelphia on Friday evening. At stake was a vital sequence lead and an opportunity to get inside two video games of the World Sequence.
Ultimately, the sport’s most notable efficiency arguably belonged to the Phillies’ Jean Segura. Whereas he two very notable, doubtlessly dangerous errors, he additionally got here up massively on different events, serving to the Phillies to a 4-2 win and a 2-1 lead within the sequence.
Segura’s first notable play of the day was a foul one and got here within the fourth inning. With the Phillies main 1-0, the Padres had one out and runners on first and third. Jake Cronenworth grounded a pitch to Phillies’ shortstop Bryson Stott, who simply fielded the ball and flipped it to Segura for what might’ve been an inning-ending double play. Nevertheless, as an alternative Segura couldn’t give you the catch.
That allowed a run to attain, tying the sport. Then within the backside half of the inning, Segura got here to the plate with two outs and two runners on, and instantly atoned for his error, singling to attain hassle runners.
Nevertheless, his curler coaster journey then continued when in the course of the subsequent at-bat, Segura was picked off to finish the inning.
Within the seventh inning, the Padres had a runner on with two outs and Ha-Seong Kim on the plate. The Padres’ shortstop hit a floor ball that seemed destined to get via the infield, retaining the inning alive and brining San Diego’s huge coronary heart of the order to the plate. As a substitute, Segura made yet one more notable play, arising with a diving cease and a throw to get the runner at first to finish the inning.
In whole, these 4 performs had a 33.6% change in both course on the Phillies’ win expectancy in keeping with FanGraphs. Ultimately, the nice outweighed the dangerous, and due to Segura, the Phillies now have a 2-1 lead and two extra residence video games to return over the subsequent two days.