Phillies Lose Series Finale to Reds, 7-4: Four Observations

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Apr 6, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp (34) is picked off at second base by Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart (2) during the sixth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies fell to 1-2 on the season with their second loss to the Reds, and here are four things worth pointing out from the game.

The Phillies went from a perfect win percentage to a .333 win percentage in the span of two games after losing the last two games of their series with the Reds. The Reds won by a 7-4 score in the series finale.

Philadelphia’s pitching did them no favors, allowing two more runs in Thursday’s game than the first two games combined. The offense actually produced a bit – unlike Wednesday night – but it wasn’t enough to erase the deficit allowed by the pitchers.

With the Phils headed back to Citizens Bank Park for their home opener Friday afternoon, here are four observations from the loss.

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