Game 3 - Sunday Afternoon, July 26th in Philadelphia
Record - 1-2, Tied for 3rd Place, 1 game behind the Braves and Marlins
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies lost in ugly fashion to the Marlins, 11-6.
What It Means: Not great. Needing to get off to a fast start, dropping the opening series to the Marlins isn't going to help. The Marlins were even playing without several key players too, as reportedly at least four of their everyday starters are now out with COVID-related issues. And it won't get easier as the Phillies now face off against the Yankees for their next four games.
What Happened: Vince Velasquez, who looked great at times throughout spring training/summer camp, looked awful in his first start of 2020. He departed with a line of 3 innings pitched, 4 runs on 3 hits including a pair of home runs. Cole Irvin didn't fare much better getting tagged for 4 runs on 5 hits in his inning of work. Reggie McClain allowed a three-run home run to Brett Anderson and Nick Pivetta gave up a solo home run (a bomb) to former Phillie Corey Dickerson for good measure.
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Featured Card: Another positive note is the four-hit game turned in by Adam Haseley, the first of his career. In his first start of the season, Haseley led off and went 4 for 6.
Transaction: Robert Stock, designated for assignment when his roster spot was needed prior to the start of the season, was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. The Phillies had claimed him off waivers in October and at one point he seemed a lock for the Phillies' bullpen.
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