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Notes From The Phillies’ 5-3 Win Over Oakland

The Philadelphia Phillies won the second game of their series against the Athletics on Saturday night 5-3. Their record improves to 58-90.

On The Mound

  • Ben Lively started and pitched just three innings to the weather. Lively gave up two runs.
  • Yacksel Rios struck out two with a scoreless fourth.
  • Victor Arano threw two scoreless to get the win.
  • Hoby Milner and Edubray Ramos combined to get through the seventh.
  • Milner has an ERA of 1.73 for the season.
  • Luis Garcia pitched a scoreless eighth.
  • Hector Neris got the save.

At The Plate

  • The offense put up five runs on eight hits.
  • Jorge Alfaro went 2-4, sending up a two-run homer.
  • J.P. Crawford went 1-2 with a walk, driving in two.
  • Cesar Hernandez went 1-4 at the top of the order, driving in a run.
  • Freddy Galvis went 1-3 with a walk.
  • Nick Williams took an 0-4.
  • Rhys Hoskins went 0-3 with a walk.
  • Odubel Herrera went 1-3 with a single.
  • Tommy Joseph was back in the lineup, going 1-4 with a single.

Final Thoughts

Strong game from the bullpen tonight, which combined for six innings of one-run ball.

It isn’t clear how many of these guys will be factors in the bullpen next year, but there’s a lot of guys who are turning in good auditions in the final months of the season. Milner and his low ERA as a left specialist should be in the mix. Luis Garcia has had some rough moments, but his 2.51 ERA has been solid enough.

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2 Comments for “Notes From The Phillies’ 5-3 Win Over Oakland”

  1. 7th and 8th spot hitters won this game ( Alfaro and Crawford). These youngs might be able to drag the Phils out of the bottom of the basement in the NL East next year. ( Hoskins, Williams, Alfaro, & Crawford) Crawford seems to be getting a long look at 3rd base. Franco’s MLB career is drifting away. The had Franco playing 1st base this week ( as if he is trying to hold onto his MLB job as a utility player) Are Phils even going to offer him arbitration?

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