Rob Thomson gives an update on Kyle Schwarber after exiting today’s loss in the 5th inning
Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson gave an update on Kyle Schwarber today following the Phillies’ 3-0 loss to the Marlins.
Kyle Schwarber has a mild strain in his right calf and is day to day, according to Thomson. Schwarber walked in the 5th inning and immediately exited the game and went straight to the clubhouse. There was no word at the time, but it had Phillies fans worried due to it being a non-contact injury.
The Phillies can’t afford to lose Kyle Schwarber in the middle of August, so this update on Schwarber’s calf is fantastic news. The Phils’ leadoff hitter has crushed 34 HRs and 69 RBIs in 108 games and has been an unreal hitter for the Fightins in the #1 spot. He’s crushed 86 hits and 16 doubles this year, good for a .212/.314/.504 line with a .818 OPS.
Although we’ve only heard this one update from Thomson, Schwarber will most definitely be out for tomorrow’s series opener vs the Mets. He said that he’s been dealing with the calf for a few weeks now, and it’s just “the grind of baseball”.
Up Next for the Phillies
The bats started to climb back once again in the top of the 9th today, but the team would eventually fall to the Fish by a final score of 3-0, snapping their 7-game win streak. The team travels to New York this weekend to kick off a massive 3-game set against the Mets.
Weekend Pitching Matchups
- Friday: Ranger Suarez vs Max Scherzer
- Saturday: Aaron Nola vs Jacob deGrom
- Sunday: Zack Wheeler vs Chris Bassitt