Updates on Scott Kingery, Jean Segura, Ronald Torreyes in Lehigh Valley
Scott Kingery returned to Triple-A last night and sat in the dugout for over three hours during Lehigh Valley’s season debut last night. He finally entered the game as a part of a double switch in the top of the 11th inning. Kingery delivered a game-winning, two-run triple to left-center field with two outs to give the IronPigs against the Rochester Red Wings.
Jean Segura (right quad strain) and Ronald Torreyes (COVID) began their rehab assignments as members of the IronPigs last night. Segura was 2-for-3 and Torreyes was 1-for-3. Segura left the game for a pinch runner in the fifth inning. He had three putouts and an assist. Torreyes had an assist and a putout at shortstop.
Segura had a hot start to the Phillies 2021 season, hitting .333 with an .809 OPS. He had 20 hits and 5 RBI in just 17 games before getting injured. He will likely return to the Phillies lineup as soon as this weekend, which means Joe Girardi will need to decide what to do with Nick Maton, who has been red hot since getting called up. Entering last night’s game against the Brewers, Maton was 16-for-43 (.348) with five doubles.
With Roman Quinn heading to the injury list, the Phillies will need to bring up either Mickey Moniak or Scott Kingery. That could also change if Girardi decides to give Maton a shot in centerfield. Although Moniak would appear to be a better option for the outfield, given the fact that Kingery can play both infield and outfield might give him the edge when the Phillies make their move.
Up Next: Freddy Peralta (3-0, 2.25 ERA) will get the start for Milwaukee against Chase Anderson (1-3, 5.40) tonight. Anderson was 38-27 with a 3.83 ERA in four seasons with the Brewers from 2016-19.