It was a good day for Didi Gregorius even before the first-inning grand slam

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Good day for Didi even before 1st-inning slam originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia” data-reactid=”14″>Good day for Didi even before 1st-inning slam originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Saturday was a good day for Didi Gregorius even before his first-inning grand slam in Miami.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”15″>Saturday was a good day for Didi Gregorius even before his first-inning grand slam in Miami. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="He actually picked up a hit and two RBI before Saturday’s game even began. MLB reversed a scoring decision from the Phillies-Nationals&nbsp;game on September 3. Initially, Brock Holt was charged with an error on a ball hit by Gregorius that scored two runs.” data-reactid=”20″>He actually picked up a hit and two RBI before Saturday’s game even began. MLB reversed a scoring decision from the Phillies-Nationals game on September 3. Initially, Brock Holt was charged with an error on a ball hit by Gregorius that scored two runs.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Here is video of the play. It was a well-struck ball up the middle that eluded Holt’s glove.” data-reactid=”21″>Here is video of the play. It was a well-struck ball up the middle that eluded Holt’s glove.

Gregorius has been solid in his first season as a Phillie. He’s hitting .283 with 7 HR and 29 RBI. He has been consistent all season with runners in scoring position, and he’s struck out just 15 times in 169 plate appearances.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The only shortstop in MLB who has driven in more runs than Gregorius is Fernando Tatis Jr. with 37.” data-reactid=”23″>The only shortstop in MLB who has driven in more runs than Gregorius is Fernando Tatis Jr. with 37.

With Gregorius’ grand slam, the Phillies have scored 39 first-inning runs, seven more than the next-closest NL team. They have scored first in 32 of their 43 games this season.

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