Phillies drop third straight game in 4-3 loss to Blue Jays
The Phillies dropped their third game in a row to the Blue Jays 4-3 on Tuesday night, as they were shorthanded due to draconian covid restrictions and recent injuries.
Blue Jays (46-42) Beat Phillies (46-42)
- Winning Pitcher: Jose Berrios (7-4, 5.38)
- Losing Pitcher: Jeurys Familia (1-1, 4.85)
- Save: Jordan Romano (19, 2.53)
Is Canada conspiring to keep the Phillies from beat their baseball team? It seems pretty evident that is the case after the Phillies dropped their third game in a row without JT Realmuto, Aaron Nola, and Kyle Gibson in the dugout due to covid vaccine restrictions.
The Phillies had to run out Andrew Bellatti as a bullpen starter, without Kyle Gibson available due to those restrictions and they quickly went down 2-0 to the team from up North. Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios struck out a career-high 13 hitters over six innings and looked dominant despite giving up three runs on six hits.
Odubel Herrera drove in a run on an RBI single in the 2nd inning and Bryson Stott tied it up at 2-2, with a solo shot in the 4th inning. Nick Castellanos tied the game up again in the 5th inning with an RBI single but that was the last offense of the night for the Phillies lackluster lineup.
The play of the game probably came in the top of the 5th inning, with the Phillies down a run 3-2. Kyle Schwarber scorched a pitch from Berrios out to deep centerfield that was tracked down by George Springer for an incredible catch that saved a run and proved to be the difference, despite the Phillies later tying it up at three.
The top four hitters in the Phils lineup combined to go 1-16 with 8 strikeouts and no walks. That’s simply not good enough for a team dealing with depth and injury problems.
This game featured six relievers for the Phils who allowed a whopping 14 hits and two walks. Mark Appel managed to toss three innings while limiting the damage to one run despite giving up five hits. Jeurys Familia did ‘Jeurys Familia’ things, taking the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in his second inning of work.
Zack Wheeler will take the mound tomorrow night in the final game of this wacky 2-game Canada road trip looking to stop the Phillies losing streak at 3 games.
Teooscar Hernandez puts the Blue Jays on the board in the 1st inning a 2 RBI double off bullpen starter Andrew Bellatti.
2-0 Blue Jays
Bryson Stott ties the game up at 2 with a solo shot in the 4th inning off Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios. Stott also scored the first run for the Phillies in the 2nd inning on an infield single by Odubel Herrera.
Mark Appel gives up back-to-back doubles including this shot from Matt Chapman to quickly give the Blue Jays back the lead in the 4th inning.
3-2 Blue Jays
George Springer robs Kyle Schwarber of an extra base hit and the Phillies of the tying run.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr gives the Blue Jays back the lead in the 6th inning with an RBI double that neither Kyle Schwarber or Odubel can reach.
4-3 Blue Jays
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will take on the Blue Jays at Rogers Center in the last of a two game series on Wednesday.
Zack Wheeler (8-4, 2.46) will toe the rubber facing off against Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.34) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:07 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
Mandatory Photo Credit: The Globe and The Mail