The Philadelphia Phillies had their three-game winning streak snapped on Thursday afternoon, falling to the Dodgers 5-4. Their record drops to 61-92.
On The Mound
- Mark Leiter turned in a solid start, lasting six innings and giving up three runs (only one earned) on five hits and a walk.
- Ricardo Pinto took over in the seventh, and blew the lead and took the loss, giving up two runs and picking up only one out.
- Hoby Milner came on and picked up the last two outs of the seventh.
- Victor Arano pitched a scoreless eighth, striking out two.
- Edubray Ramos came in and got the team through the ninth inning.
At The Plate
- The offense put up four runs on seven hits.
- Cesar Hernandez had a three-hit game at the top of the order, going 3-4 with a double and a walk.
- Freddy Galvis went 2-5 with a couple singles.
- Nick Williams drove in two of the team’s runs with a two-run homer.
- Rhys Hoskins knocked in the other two runs with a double.
- Aaron Altherr took an 0-3 with a walk.
- Odubel Herrera went 0-4.
- Jorge Alfaro took an 0-4.
- J.P. Crawford worked three walks at the bottom of the order.
The Phillies played a strong series against one of the top teams in baseball, nearly pulling off a four-game sweep of the playoff-bound Dodgers.
One thing to note about J.P. Crawford is that he’s done a good job getting on base through working walks. Crawford has worked 10 walks 47 plate appearances, and he’s had two games where he’s managed three.
Another thing to note, he’s got crazeee range at 3rd base!
Remember people on here and WIP whining about moving him to gird for only a couple games in he minors and how if they saw this coming they should have gotten him more reps…. guy is an absolute gg lock at third..,, only question now is if it’s Hernandez or Kingery at 2nd. The one you don’t keep has to get you a pitcher.
No doubt in my mind Kingery will be at 2nd next year, let’s see what they can get for Hernandez. Things are looking up.