Neris blew a save chance Sunday, allowing one run on a walk and two hits in a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Neris walked Nick Ahmed to start the ninth and then two singles later the game was tied. Manager Pete Mackanin told Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia after the game that Neris' splitter "is hot and cold. For every two good ones he throws, he throws two bad ones. It's hard to figure out what he's doing." Opponents are hitting .227 against Neris' splitter this season after hitting just .158 against the pitch last season. Neris will likely continue seeing save chances, though, as Mackanin seems unwilling to move Pat Neshek into the closer's role despite the fact that he has been the Phillies' best reliever this season.

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