Bailey Falter continues to shock Phillies fans the right way

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The Philadelphia Phillies are on the verge of getting their first playoff trip in 10 years.

After beating Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, they are 79-62, nine games behind the division-leading New York Mets but comfortably in possession of one of the League’s Wild Card spots. national.

Last night’s victory came thanks to a huge start from one of the unsung heroes of the second half: Bailey Falter.

In this case, we should say: Bailey is not weakening.

“This is another strong, solid start for Bailey Falter. Since July 1, he’s held opponents to three points or less in all but one of his nine starts. In that span: 48.2 IP, 3.55 ERA , 1.06 WHIP, 7 BBs, 46 K. He’s been invaluable down the line. Huge for the Phillies staff,” tweeted Phillies SI’s Alex Carr.

The Phillies won gold with Falter’s Rise To The Rotation

Not too shabby for a 25-year-old rookie pitcher.

He’s allowed just one run in six innings, and it’s a solo home run by Bryan De La Cruz.

Falter gave up just four hits and no walks on those six frames, striking out four and notching his fifth win of the year.

His ERA dropped to 3.80, with a rock-solid WHIP of 1.15.

For years, the Phillies’ ability to produce homegrown stars has been highly questioned.

While he may not be a star per se, Falter is obviously a legitimate contributor, and the Phillies deserve credit for giving him the tools to succeed in MLB.

He’s now a valued member of the rotation and should make the playoff roster once the Phillies make their ticket official.

The Phillies hit it big with Falter.

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