Phillies 7, Padres 5
Game 62 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 5th in San Diego
Record - 35-27, 1st place, 1 game ahead of the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Hector Neris locked down a five-out save and Adam Haseley drove home the go-ahead run with his first Major League hit in this exciting 7-5 win.
What It Means: The Phillies went 2-4 on this west coast swing, and now they'll pick it up again on Friday night with a three-game series against the Reds, currently in last place in the N.L. Central. I'm still not over the loss of Andrew McCutchen for the season.
What Happened: Haseley doubled home Scott Kingery in the eighth to break a 5-5 tie. An inning before, Haseley scored on a triple from Cesar Hernandez, Bryce Harper doubled Hernandez home and Jean Segura singled Harper home to tie the game. Kingery had doubled in the second to start the scoring and Jay Bruce homered again, his third with the Phillies, in the fourth.
Jake Arrieta didn't survive the fifth. His final line wasn't pretty, as he allowed five runs on seven hits in his 4 2/3 inning outing. Neris was electric, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth with the help of a fine defensive play from Segura. Neris closed out the ninth to collect his 12th save.
Featured Card: Haseley will start to get his share of baseball cards, but for now his 2019 cards can be found in the Bowman and Topps Pro Debut releases.