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Phillies' Aaron Nola: Goes six in no-decision Saturday
Nola allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Pirates. He logged five strikeouts.
It was the second consecutive quality start turned in by Nola, who registered zeroes in every inning but the third, when Kevin Newman tripled in a run and Ben Gamel followed with an RBI single. The 28-year-old Nola has been uncharacteristically inconsistent in 2021, but he appears to be locked in again heading into August, having posted 14 strikeouts against just one walk with three earned runs allowed over his last two appearances (14.2 innings). He's tentatively scheduled to face Washington on the road in his next start.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Andrew McCutchen: Managing knee injury
McCutchen was removed from Saturday's loss to the Pirates with an unspecified knee injury, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
McCutchen went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before being pulled from the contest. The 34-year-old's availability for Sunday's series finale is up in the air, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Phillies remain cautious and hold him out of the lineup, even if it's not a serious injury.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Daniel Brito: Suffers medical incident
Saturday's game at Triple-A Lehigh Valley was suspended after Brito suffered a medical incident in the first inning, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Brito collapsed in the first inning Saturday and was taken off the field in an ambulance. He was transported to a local hospital, and an update on his condition hasn't been given.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Relegated to bullpen
Moore will be a reliever for the Phillies going forward, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The veteran had pitched fairly well before allowing six runs in his last two starts, which ballooned his ERA to 6.46 in 46 innings this season. Given his struggles, Moore doesn't figure to get any high-leverage opportunities out of the bullpen. Ranger Suarez will serve as Moore's replacement in the starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Ranger Suarez: Entering rotation, starting Monday
Suarez will start Monday's game and be a starting pitcher going forward, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The lefty will throw about three innings in his first big-league start since 2018 and will build up for a larger workload. The acquisition of Ian Kennedy meant Suarez would no longer be the primary closer, and the Phillies feel he can be more useful as a replacement for the struggling Matt Moore.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Bailey Falter: Requires rehab assignment
Falter was cleared Saturday to return from the COVID-19 injured list but will need a rehab assignment, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer of reports.
Falter's most recent appearance was July 18, and before that July 10, so he needs a bit of minor-league work before rejoining the Phillies. It's unclear exactly when he'll be activated, but his rehab assignment doesn't figure to last more than a few games.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Odubel Herrera: On bench Saturday
Herrera is not starting Saturday's game against the Pirates.
Herrera went 0-for-2 with a walk Friday, lowering his average to .185 in nine games since returning from the injured list. He has driven in just a pair of runs during that stretch. Travis Jankowski will start in center field and bat eighth Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Rhys Hoskins: Out again Saturday
Hoskins (groin) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates.
Hoskins will miss his second straight game with a left groin injury, which he suffered during Thursday's doubleheader. He should be considered day-to-day until further notice. Brad Miller is starting at first base and batting fifth Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jean Segura: Back in action Saturday
Segura (knee) is batting leadoff and playing second base Saturday against the Pirates.
The infielder, hitting .236 with two home runs and seven RBI 14 games since the All-Star break, returns to action after missing Friday's contest with a minor knee issue.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Rough outing against Pirates
Velasquez (3-6) allowed five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings to take the loss against the Pirates on Friday.
Velasquez recorded his shortest outing since May 21, as he was removed from Friday's game after he gave up three runs in the first inning and two in the second. The right-hander has now been charged with four losses in his last five starts dating back to the start of July, and he's posted a 12.23 ERA and 2.21 WHIP in 17.2 innings during that time. He'll attempt to get back on track in his next start, and he tentatively lines up to take the mound on the road against Washington on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Cristopher Sanchez: Optioned to Triple-A
Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Sanchez made his first career start in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Nationals and allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one in one-third of an inning. He'll head back to the minors after the Phillies acquired several pitchers ahead of Friday's trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Kyle Gibson: Team debut coming Sunday
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said it's "very possible" that Gibson starts Sunday's series finale in Pittsburgh, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Meanwhile, MLB.com also lists Gibson as the Phillies' probable pitcher for Sunday, so fantasy managers can probably count on him making his team debut this weekend. After becoming a first-time All-Star on the strength of an excellent first half with the Rangers, Gibson faltered in his final two starts before being traded Friday, working 11 innings between those outings while giving up 11 runs (10 earned) on 14 hits and 10 walks. The Phillies will likely need Gibson to rediscover his first-half form if they hope to chase down the Mets for the National League East crown.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Brandon Kintzler: Designated for assignment
Kintzler was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Kintzler hadn't allowed any earned runs in five innings across his last four appearances, but he'll be cast off the 40-man roster after the Phillies strengthened their bullpen Friday. The 36-year-old has posted a 6.37 ERA and 1.79 WHIP this season, and it's not clear whether he'd accept an outright assignment if he goes unclaimed on waivers.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Joyce: Transferred to 60-day IL
Joyce (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Joyce has been sidelined since mid-June due to a lower back strain, and he remains without a timetable to return. He'll be unavailable until at least mid-August following Friday's transaction, while the move will help make room for Travis Jankowski, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 IL on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Travis Jankowski: Reinstated from COVID-19 IL
Jankowski was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Jankowski had been sidelined since Sunday since he was feeling under the weather. In eight appearances after the All-Star break, the 30-year-old went 7-for-20 with a double, four RBI, three runs and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jean Segura: Dealing with minor knee issue
Segura's absence from the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates is due to a minor knee issue, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Segura is merely considered day-to-day, so it's possible he's back in the lineup as soon as Saturday. Ronald Torreyes starts at second base in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jean Segura: Not in Friday's lineup
Segura isn't starting Friday against the Pirates.
Segura will get a rare day off after he went 1-for-7 with two runs and a walk across the last two games. Ronald Torreyes will start at the keystone and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
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