Game 97 - Thursday Afternoon, July 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-47, 3rd place, 7 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies rode a four-run seventh inning to a come from behind 7-6 win over the Dodgers, splitting the four game series.
What It Means: Hard to believe as bad as the Phillies lost in a few of these games they ended up splitting the series. The team heads to Pittsburgh next for a weekend series with the Pirates.
What Happened: Aaron Nola was victimized by three Dodgers home runs before departing after five innings. In the seventh, trailing 5-3, big singles from Jean Segura, Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins put the Phillies ahead 7-5. Hector Neris felt the need to allow a solo home run to Alex Verdugo in the ninth before recording the final out and his 18th save.
Featured Card: Adam Haseley will get some playing time with Jay Bruce on the injured list and he hit his first career home run in the second inning. He received a Topps Now card back in June to celebrate his first big league hit.
Field Report: Jenna and Ben were two of the brave souls who endured the excessive heat warning to take in a portion of this game. Their official report: "It was hot," even in the shade provided by Harry the K's.
Transactions: Fernando Salas and Cole Irvin joined the bullpen from Lehigh Valley while Austin Davis and Edgar Garcia were sent back down.