Phillies Week in Review: 7/18-7/24
The Fightin’ Phils struggled last week, finishing with a 2-5 record after dropping three of their four games against the Miami Marlins at home, and then beginning their road trip by losing two of three against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
The team had a scary moment when catcher Cameron Rupp was hit in the head by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s Tyler Glasgow during Saturday’s loss. Thankfully Rupp was not seriously injured and was only removed from the game as a precaution.
Utility man Andres Blanco is headed for the DL after fracturing his index finger. The Phillies have called up infielder Tyler Featherston from AAA Lehigh Valley to replace him on the roster.
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In other news, the Phils returned Rule 5 Draft pick Daniel Stumpf to Kansas City. Stumpf was suspended for 80 games to start the season after testing positive for PEDs, but struggled in his handful of starts for the Phils.
The highlight of the week for the Phillies was Zach Eflin‘s brilliant pitching performance against the Pirates on Friday night. Eflin needed just 100 pitches for the complete game shutout against Pittsburgh. It was his second CG of the season, and of his young rookie career.
Let’s take a look at which players and pitchers were “surging ” and which were “struggling” for the Fightins over last week’s action.
Next: SURGING HITTERS