The Phillies could not manage a win today and got for the 3 time in a row by the Diamondbacks with a 1-5 loss. The D-Backs had basically the same record as the Phillies going into the series; not so much anymore. Even Aaron Nola’s dad tossing out the first Father’s Day pitch could not bring this team luck.
The really sad part is that rookie Zach Eflin, in only his second major league game, pitched pretty well. He allowed only 2 runs over 5.2 innings, which was huge, considering in his first start last week he gave up 8 earned runs in under 3 innings. Eflin was pulled from the game in the 6th, a move that was a head scratcher to most.
Despite keeping the game close, the Phillies offense was nowhere to be found again. At one point, they finally had 2 runners on base with 1 out and the pitcher on deck. Freddy Galvis had a 2-0 count and it was obvious the D-Backs were pitching around him to get to the pitcher. But Galvis swung at the next pitch anyway and popped-out. That is a great example of how the Phillies are keeping themselves down. And they are the only ones who can pick themselves back up again.
But as the frustration and loosing continues, can they recover? Even the defense is falling down the same rabbit hole; there was another ridiculous error in the game, a dropped routine fly ball by Jimmy Paredes. And even Peter Bourjos, one of the better defenders, dropped to his bottom trying to field a ball.
So it was another pathetic and very ugly game. If the Phillies can manage to take just 1 game of this 4 game series, it will be a miracle. Game time on Monday is 1:05pm.
Here is the full Photo Album from the game.