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July 15, 2023

WATCH: Johan Rojas fields incredible double play in Phillies debut

The Phillies' newest call-up made his mark right away.

It didn't take long for Johan Rojas to make an impact in his major league debut. 

Two at-bats into Saturday's first game against the Padres, Fernando Tatís Jr. drove a ball deep into right-center and Ha-Seong Kim, already at first, took off running. But Rojas tracked the ball down and caught it at the wall for the first out, then spun around and gunned down Kim sprinting back to first base for the second. 

One incredible, one incredible throw, and in an instant, two down in the opening frame. 

Welcome to the Show, Johan. 

Check out the play below:

And the radio call from Scott Franzke (with the h/t to Nick Piccone):

Hasn't exactly proven to be the jolt the Phillies needed, however. 

Ranger Suárez ran into trouble in the second – not helped by a fielding mishap from Trea Turner – and gave up a three-run homer to Trent Grisham that put the Phils in another early hole. 

They lost to the Padres 8-3 in the series opener on Friday night, and with a Saturday doubleheader, could really use those two games to make up ground and not fall completely flat coming back from the All-Star break. 

UPDATE [4:20 p.m. ET] – But hey, an eighth-inning rally and a comeback win cures all ails, right?

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