Archie Bradley, Jose Alvarado, and more injury updates from the Phillies
With a shorthanded bullpen, the Phillies relievers have allowed 13 runs in their last 10 1/3 innings. The Phillies lost three of those four games. Archie Bradley was placed on the injured list on April 11th with a left oblique strain. It was the first time Bradley hit the injury list since 2015.
Jose Alvarado was placed in COVID protocol last Monday, along with Matt Moore, Ronald Torreyes, and two coaches. The Phillies sent three coaches to the same protocol list a few days earlier.
Alvarado and Moore have been staying active, throwing balls into nets to keep their arms going. Joe Girardi is optimistic that Alvarado could be ready for action as soon as Monday in St. Louis if all goes well for the Phillies prized offseason reliever.
Brad Miller was scratched from Friday’s series-opening loss at Coors Field with a stiff neck. Girardi stated that he was feeling better as of yesterday and could be available off the bench this week. Miller went 5-for-10 with a three run home run before being sidelined.
Jean Segura is also sidelined with no timetable to return. Luckily for the Phillies, Nick “The Next Chase Utley” Maton entered last night’s game 7-for-16 (.438) through four career games. He’s just the 10th player in Phillies history with at least seven hits in his first four career games. The hot streak continued last night for the young Phillies’ shortstop, as he went 2-for-3 from the plate. Since being called up to the Phillies, Maton now has nine hits in 19 at-bats, while slashing .474/.500/1.132.
Up Next: Philadelphia will be looking for the series win vs the Rockies with Chase Anderson (0-2, 4.15 ERA) taking the mound against Rockies pitcher Jon Gray (2-1, 2.42) today at 3:05pm.