Friday, July 7, 2017

2017 Phillies Team Issue #13 Freddy Galvis

Diamondbacks 6, Phillies 1
Game 75 - Monday Afternoon, June 26th in Phoenix
Record - 24-51, 5th place, 20 1/2 games behind the Nationals

Overdue and Unnecessary Post-Vacation Catch-Up, Part 1

One Sentence Summary:  Zack Greinke and four relievers held the Phillies offense to five singles in this 6-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

What It Means:  As we began our now annual summer vacation, the Phillies dropped an uneventful series finale in Phoenix.

What Happened:  Nick Pivetta suffered a rough outing, allowing all six runs in just 2 2/3 innings. The Phillies were 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position and new lead-off hitter Daniel Nava had two hits.

Featured Card:  Following the game, emerging team leader Freddy Galvis dropped several F bombs when asked to comment on the state of the Phillies.  This was part of the G-rated portion of his comments per the Phillies website:  "We played well for five or six games and then we go to another six or seven-game losing streak.  Then we win one and keep going.  It's hard.  It's hard to see it.  It's hard to believe it."

Transaction:  The struggling Edubray Ramos was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and reliever Ricardo Pinto was recalled.

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