Former Phillies we could see in 2022 interleague play

Sep 28, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris (50) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris (50) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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Phillies Aaron Loup
Sep 8, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets pitcher Aaron Loup (32) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at loanDepot Park Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports /

Los Angeles Angels – Aaron Loup

The Phillies are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Angels from June 3 to 5, where they could reunite with left-handed reliever Aaron Loup.

Loup spent his first six-plus seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he had a 3.47 ERA and 1.271 WHIP, before being traded to the Phillies at the 2018 deadline for minor-leaguer Jacob Waguespack.

The southpaw didn’t see much action with Philadelphia, pitching in just four innings, across nine games, where he gave up two runs off of four hits and a walk. The lack of games was due to a forearm injury that sidelined him for more than a month.

Loup pitched in just four games for the San Diego Padres in 2019, before being sidelined for the remainder of the year with an elbow injury. He’s since experienced the best stretch of his career, starting with a 2.52 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020, where he also saw some postseason action.

Loup posted a 6-0 record, 0.95 ERA, and 0.935 WHIP in 65 games for the New York Mets last season, by far his best year, before signing with the Angels prior to the lockout. He’s given up five hits, two walks, and just two unearned runs, while striking out 10, in 9 2/3 innings against the Phillies since his time on the team.

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