Phillies fail to sweep, lose to the Padres 11-1
The San Diego Padres managed to stop a three-game skid yesterday with an 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for their 50th win of the season. Vincent Velasquez was on the mound for the Phillies and gave up five runs and nine hits in six innings of work. The two hits that caused the most damage came from Manny Machado.
Machado put the Padres ahead 2-0 in the first inning. Tatis doubled and Manny hit a two-run home run to the bushes behind the centerfield wall. He wasn’t done yet. In the third inning, Velasquez walked Tatis and Croneworth with two outs, and Machado made him pay yet again with a three-run home run to left center. The Phillies were down 5-0. The Phillies would get a run back thanks to a home run from All-Star JT Realmuto in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Enyel De Los Santos entered the game in relief of Velasquez. He pitched two innings, allowing two hits and a walk, while striking out three. From there, demoted closer Hector Neris entered the game to pitch the ninth inning and everything went to absolute shit for the Phillies. Neris struck out the first two batters before completely imploding. He allowed four hits and six earned runs while walking two Padres hitters.
Eric Hosmer cleared the bases with a three-run double and Webster Rivas hit a three-run home run to make it 11-1 Padres. The game was over. For the Phillies, taking 2-of-3 from a very good Padres team was great, but to end the finale with Neris allowing six runs in the ninth will always be tough to swallow.
Up Next for the Phillies
Matt Moore will be on the mound tonight for the Phillies as they open up a four game series against the Chicago Cubs. The Phillies are three games under .500 at 39-42. The Cubs are 42-42 and have won just once in the last 10 games.
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY