Alec Bohm dislocates finger in Phillies 6-1 Loss to Cardinals
The Phillies dropped their second consecutive game to the Cardinals 6-1, but also appeared to lose third basemen Alec Bohm, who injured a finger while sliding into second base in the 2nd inning.
Cardinals (47-42) Beat Phillies (46-41)
- Winning Pitcher: Miles Mikolas (6-7, 2.62)
- Losing Pitcher: Aaron Nola (5-7, 3.35)
- Save: n/a
Rhys Hoskins hit a towering 405 foot solo home run into Big Mac Land in the top of the 1st inning off Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas. After that the offense went down quietly as the Phillies failed to advance a runner into scoring position until the 9th inning, when the game had already been decided.
Aaron Nola started the game off looking strong but ended up losing his second straight start while allowing five runs on seven hits over seven innings. Nola was cruising up until the 5th inning, when the Cardinals lit him up for three runs on four hits.
Nola’s night would continue into the 7th inning, where he allowed yet another extra base hit and a home run to former Phillie Corey Dickerson that gave the Cardinals a commanding 6-1 lead. Nola threw 75 of his 98 pitches for strikes and sat down seven Cardinals hitters on punch out, but it was not enough to overcome his two lousy innings.
Alec Bohm appeared to break his finger while attempting to slide into second base on a steal attempt. He was called out and immediately realized that something was wrong with his finger. Bohm, famous for mouthing his emotions, appeared to tell first base coach Paco Figueroa that his finger was broken. At first I thought that he had only dislocated the finger when he made contact with the base, but not I am not so hopeful.
Losing Bohm would be yet another blow to an offense that has already lost two of its stars in Bryce Harper and Jean Segura to broken digits. Bohm basically won the first game of the series by himself with two solo home runs, knocked in the only run in the second game with a sac-fly, and now appears will be headed to the IL for an unknown amount of time.
Even worse, the Phillies are about to travel to Canada where they will be without the services of four players including Alec Bohm for the quick two game series at the Rogers Centre. Is Alec Bohm faking a broken finger in order to avoid the questions he was surely going to get pertaining to his inability to have a needle go in his arm?
Either way it feels like it has been a long time since the Phillies lost two consecutive ball games. I looked back and it was on June 28th and June 29th agains the Braves..
Rhys Hoskins crushes a pitch from Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas into the Big Mac Land in deep left field, to give the Phils the lead in the 1st inning.
Alec Bohm injures his hand while sliding into second base. Why doesn’t he have a sliding mitten on? Nobody knows!
Former Phillie Corey Dickerson ties the game up with an RBI single to left field scoring Dylan Carlson from second base.
The Cardinals take the lead on a Edmundo Sosa RBI single in the 5th inning.
Andrew Knizner knocks in an RBI with an bloop, seeing-eye-single in the 5th inning.
Corey Dickerson knocks in his second and third runs of the ballgame to open up the lead for St. Louis.
Nootbar tags Michael Kelly for a long home run into the right field bleachers on the first pitch of the inning to increase the Cardinals lead.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will travel to Canada to take on the Blue Jays at Rogers Center in a quick two game series.
TBD (0-0, 0.00) will toe the rubber facing off against TBD (0-0, 0.00) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:07 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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