Phillies News: Dylan Covey's quality 1st appearance, Brandon Marsh injury

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The Philadelphia Phillies came up short yet again when facing the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Phillies fell to 22-26 after the 4-3 loss. The team’s bullpen game went well, all things considered, especially the newcomer Dylan Covey. In his Phillies debut, Covey went five innings, gave up five hits, one run, and struck out six. The offense was not the greatest as the team only tallied eight total bases. 

Philadelphia will look to take the final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon. Ranger Suarez (0-1, 10.50 ERA) and Zach Gallen (6-2, 2.95 ERA) take the mound for each club.

Phillies News

  • With Dylan Covey’s call-up, someone had to be sent down to the minors from the bullpen. It is part of the game and the unlucky Phillie to be selected was Andrew Bellatti
  • Centerfielder Brandon Marsh has hit a wall lately. His last 30 games show that Marsh is hitting .200 and has struck out thirty times. Now, Marsh is dealing with a minor injury of right shoulder inflammation. The expectation surrounding the injury is that Marsh will not miss time for long.
  • The ‘Flyin Hawaiian’ Shane Victorino made an appearance in a live baseball game the other day. The Phillies’ folklore hero stepped in the batter’s box for the Savannah Bananas of the Coastal Plain League. It’s ok I googled who the Bananas were and what I gathered is that they are a more competitive baseball version of basketball’s Harlem Globetrotters. 
  • Another Philadelphia sports legend popped up on Philly sports news sites on Tuesday night. It was great Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins who gave a guest rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. Objectively, a hilarious moment that could help with the sting of the loss that followed. 

MLB News

  • Here’s something else to feel good about. That’s Mickey Moniak finding consistent power at the plate. Yes, that Mickey Moniak. The former Phillie and number one overall draft pick is on an absolute tear at an efficient rate
  • Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Cedric Mullins is an All-Star caliber player. Well, the All-Star Game wasn’t even established the last time someone hit for the cycle and recorded a five-hit game in a ten-day span. 
  • Chicago Cubs outfielder continued with his powerful start to the season. Morel is hitting home runs at an exciting, captivating, and historical pace. Morel joined a short list of Cubs legends as well as another with two Hall of Famers.