Phillies News: Offense goes cold, relief help on the way, Alec Bohm injury update

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves
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The Philadelphia Phillies’ attempt at avenging their shutout loss from Tuesday night did not go quite as planned. The Phillies dropped their third straight overall and second consecutive to the Mets. Philadelphia fell to New York 4-1 in a game where the Phillies had more chances than not to score more than one run. The Phillies left nine runners on base. Aaron Nola had an overall solid pitching line as he pitched six innings, allowed six hits, three walks, and struck out five batters. 

In the final game of the series, it looks to be a pretty good pitching matchup on paper. The Phillies are sending out Taijuan Walker (4-2, 5.57 ERA) and the Mets have Max Scherzer (4-2, 3.54 ERA) pitching in the game. 

Phillies News

  • The Phillies are looking to improve the shaky pitching that has plagued the club’s up and down season thus far. Philadelphia signed Jacob Barnes to a minor-league deal. The 33-year-old has a 4.70 ERA in 252 career games. Barnes will start his tenure in the organization with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
  • Third baseman Alec Bohm is dealing with a messed up tire, metaphoricallly speaking. The left hamstring of Bohm acted up after playing in Tuesday ngiht’s game. Bohm and the Phillies are waiting to hear more on the injury after Bohm’s MRI results are in.
  • The Phillies have struggled mightily with runners in scoring position this season. That has been talked about at almost as nauseating a level as the Phillies have been driving in those baserunners. Kyle Schwarber extended this confounding, frustrating, and revealing stat regarding the club’s ability to drive multiple runners on. 

MLB News

  • Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is one of the most exciting players in the game of baseball today. Guerrero is usually wowing opponents and audiences alike with his jaw-dropping power and his nimbleness for a man of his size. In this particular play against the Milwaukee Brewers , Vladdy uses his creativity to record an out. I mean, an out is an out right? They all count the same. 
  • The Blue Jays and Brewers both gave each other staunch competition on Wednesday night. It was a quiet night on the offensive front of things. The Blue Jays offense went out with a bang that quickly turned to silence. Brewers pitcher Devin Williams made the game-ending catch on a missile coming right back at him.
  • Shohei Ohtani is incredible. I don’t know how many times I can type it but I have a feeling I’ll be doing that a lot more this season. The sensational Shohei Ohtani continues to leave his name across highlights reels and record books. Ohtani’s two-way excellence is evident with this stat.