Phillies lose frustrating series finale against Blue Jays 10-8
The Philadelphia Phillies lost another series on the road yesterday in what turned out to be a very frustrating 10-8 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Chase Anderson was on the mound for the Phillies. Anderson, who has pitched well over his last three outings, promptly let up eight hits and seven earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings. The Phillies were down 7-0 before the third inning even started.
After Jean Segura misplayed a ball in the bottom of the first inning, he and skipper Joe Girardi got into it in the dugout. Girardi, who pleaded for his team to “just catch the ball” said something to Segura afterwards and the two got into an argument which resulted in both J.T. Realmuto and infield coach Juan Castro having to step in to attempt to diffuse the the two. After the game, Girardi had zero interest in discussing the argument and was visibly pissed in his post game press conference.
The Phillies, who did not have a bench player thanks to a late scratch from Andrew Knapp 20 minutes before the start of the game. Rafael Marchan started for the Phillies behind the plate. The defense for the Phillies was sloppy yet again. Kingery, who was starting in right field for an injured Bryce Harper, misplaced two balls and Brad Miller allowed another to sail over his head.
All of the frustrations in the dugout and the bad performance from Chase Anderson overshadowed Nick Maton’s first two career home runs. The Phillies were able to battle back and make it a ball game. They had an opportunity to win the game in the ninth inning, down two runs with two baserunners on for Odubel Herrera. Herrera walked away with a single, scoring only one run, and the Phillies lost 10-8.
Nick Maton Watch: Nick Maton finished the day 3-for-4 with four RBI. On the season, he is slashing .316/.341/.468 with a .810 OPS, and has been one of the bright spots to an up-and-down season for the Phillies.
Up Next: At the end of the day, the Phillies failed to win a second consecutive road series. They are a half game behind the New York Mets in the NL East with a record of 21-20 and will open up a three game series against the 18-22 Miami Marlins tomorrow night at home.