Diamondbacks 9, Phillies 2
Game 73 - Late Saturday Night, June 24th in Phoenix
Record - 24-49, 5th place, 20 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Ben Lively couldn't single-handedly defeat the Diamondbacks as the much better team beat the struggling team, 9-2.
What It Means: The modest two-game win streak is over.
What Happened: The only offense generated by the Phillies came courtesy of Lively, who hit his first big league home run in the fourth with a runner on base. The rest of the line-up managed five singles.
Featured Card: At 25 years and 111 days old, Lively became the youngest Phillies pitcher to hit a home run since Jeff Juden in 1995. Also of note is that Lively is the seventh Phillies pitcher to homer as a rookie, with Tyler Green being the most recent on August 23, 1995.
Phillies Debuts: Hoby Milner became the eighth player to make his major league debut with the Phillies this season, and 16th player overall making his Phillies debut.
16. Hoby Milner (lhp) - Entered in relief in the sixth inning for Lively, allowed an inherited runner to score and a run of his own in one inning pitched. His run scored when he loaded the bases and then hit David Peralta with a pitch. Milner faced one batter in the seventh, striking out Jake Lamb.