Bryson Stott ties Phillies record in substantial 9-run very first inning initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
BY PHIL SHERIDAN
Bryson Stott wasn’t interested in suspense.
With a opportunity to tie Willie Jones’ 73-year-old franchise record for longest hitting streak to commence a season, Stott took care of business enterprise appropriate away. Major off against Cincinnati Reds appropriate-hander Luis Cessa, Stott slammed his very first house run of the 2023 season.
Stott can break Jones’ record Monday night in Chicago, when the Phillies play the White Sox. Proper-hander Lance Lynn is scheduled to get started for the Sox. Lynn is -1 with a 7.31 earned run typical.
It was Stott’s 25th hit of the season. He added two additional Sunday, to finish with 27 hits in 16 games. Jones had a total of 24 hits in the very first 16 games of the 1950 season. The man identified as Puddin’ Head set the record against the St. Louis Cardinals on May possibly four, 1950. Jones hit a double in a 9-six Phillies victory.
Jones was hit with two pitches in the record-setting game. The subsequent day, he went -for-four in St. Louis against pitcher Harry Brecheen.
For an concept how lengthy ago Jones hit in 16 straight, he had hits against the Boston Braves, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. Brooklyn’s Jackie Robinson, whose barrier-breaking anniversary is becoming celebrated this weekend, was in his fourth season. He had won the National League MVP Award in 1949.
Jones had hits against Don Newcombe, Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain. His batting typical was .365 immediately after the 16 games. Stott’s typical stands at .380 after Sunday’s 3-hit game.
Stott also delivered with the glove. He ranged far to his appropriate to rob Wil Myers of a base hit, scooping the ball behind second base and whirling to throw to very first in time.
Stott’s house run ignited the Phillies’ wild 9-run very first inning against the Reds. The day prior to, he led off with a double against Reds starter Graham Aschraft.
“I only have 1 stroll (on the season),” Stott stated with a smile. “I’m just attempting to swing at the appropriate ones.”
So far, so excellent.