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Another pretty good weekend for the Phils. At least it was better than last weekend.
Two wins over the Reds, which began Friday night with a 4-2 win. After going down early, Jay Bruce gave the Phillies the lead with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the fifth. A Tucker Barnhart throwing error to third on a pickoff attempt against Scott Kingery gave the Phils another run later in the inning. Zach Eflin allowed both runs off four hits with six strikeouts in 6 1/3.
Saturday was all about Nick Pivetta. The right-hander allowed one run on a double play in the first, but was flawless the rest of the way. He went the distance, allowing that lone run off six hits with six strikeouts in a 4-1 win. Bruce drove in two runs in the bottom half of the first on a single, while J.T. Realmuto hit a homer, and Jean Segura brought in Bryce Harper on a triple.
Sunday was starting to look good for the Phils, as they took a 3-1 lead into the seventh. But with two outs, Aaron Nola couldn’t get a third and was yanked after allowing a single and a walk. The Reds would eventually score three runs to take a 4-3 lead and the eventual win. Nola went 6 2/3 innings with three runs off four hits and seven strikeouts. The Phils’ bats only got one hit off Cincinnati’s bullpen.
Bryce Harper also tried stealing home:
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 10, 2019
While the on-field product looked good, the injuries continued to pile up. Seranthony Dominguez might need Tommy John surgery, while Adam Haseley became the 15th Phillie to be put on the injured list. Fun times! Nick Williams was called up.
A new series begins tonight at 7:05 PM as Gabe Kapler, who can deliver some great quotes against Angelo Cataldi, and the Phils host the Diamondbacks on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Jerad Eickhoff takes the mound against Taylor Clarke.
On a somber note, former manager Frank Lucchesi passed away at the age of 92. He won the final game at Connie Mack Stadium and the first game at the Vet.
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