Phillies Roster Moves and today’s Lineup for series finale against Dodgers
The Philadelphia Phillies have lost two straight games to the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are currently tied atop of the National League East with the Atlanta Braves. The Mets are in second, one game out of first place. The Phillies will close out the series against the Los Angeles today at 1:05pm. Ranger Suarez will be on the mound for the Phillies against Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias (13-3, 3.41 ERA)
Ranger Suarez has thrown 5.2 innings in two starts, striking out five batters, letting up zero earned runs, and has not allowed a hit. As he builds up arm strength coming from the bullpen to the rotation, Suarez hasn’t lasted very long as a starter for the Phillies. Ideally, today will be the day he pitches deeper into a ballgame.
Last night, the Phillies lost JT Realmuto to the MLB’s concussion protocol list. Realmuto left the game in the bottom of the first inning after taking two foul balls off his face mask. When a player in Major League Baseball leaves a game with two blows to the head, they are immediately ushered into the MLB-mandated concussion protocol. He’s currently day-to-day and out of the Phillies lineup today.
The Phillies did make a few roster moves today, selecting David Paulino’s contract from Triple A Lehigh Valley. They also optioned Nick Maton to Lehigh Valley and placed Sam Coonrod on the 60-Day Injured List. Coonrod, who was working on returning from the injured list, was throwing bullpen sessions as recent as last week but must have suffered a setback that now landed him on the injured list. David Paulino is currently 3-3 on the season in 25 games. He has pitched just over 51 innings and holds a 4.35 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP.
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For the love of god, let’s salvage a win today and avoid a sweep before opening up a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds. RING IT.