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Dodgers: Evan Phillips Earns Odd Claim to Fame on Thursday Night



Thursday night was one to forget if you’re a Diamondbacks fan. But if you’re a Dodgers fan, it was packed with moments that made you smile coming off of a disappointing loss to the Nationals. Los Angeles came out swinging and put up 14 runs on a whopping 24 hits against Arizona. It was the beating of the year for LA. 

But the game also featured one historic moment. We all know that the universal designated hitter is now in play, and the Dodgers don’t need their pitchers to hit anymore. But they found a way to get around that in the lopsided win against Arizona last night. 

Phillips came into the game to pitch in the bottom of the 6th inning. He would later enter the batting order for Freddie Freeman, nullifying the DH. The Dodgers chose to take Freeman out of the game with the big lead. That also led to history for Phillips.

Phillips becomes the first actual Dodgers pitcher to get an at-bat following the DH rule(according to Plunkett). Hanser Alberto has obviously pitched in games and hits, but he’s not a pitcher. So do with that information what you will.

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So there you have it folks, history in the desert for the Dodgers last night. The two teams will face off again tonight with Ryan Pepiot taking on Madison Bumgarner. And you know it’s always a good time with MadBum on the bump. 

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