Here’s to a great week!
Phillies 8, Guardians 5
David Fry’s ninth-inning HR forced extra innings, but Cleveland’s bullpen ran out of gas and Philadelphia plated four in the 10th. With the loss, the Guardians dropped back to one game under .500, with a 49-50 record on the season.
From Mandy Bell:
But the Guardians are going to have to figure out how to plan out this situation both in the short and long term, regardless of who’s the best answer.
When it comes to the near future, the Guardians have to figure out how they’ll get through the next 10 days without a break. Curry will be down for a day or two. Then Michael Kelly, Sam Hentges, Nick Sandlin, Eli Morgan, Enyel De Los Santos, Tim Herrin and Trevor Stephan pitched after him, leaving Emmanuel Clase — who worked Friday’s and Saturday’s games — as the only unused arm.
Kelly, Hentges, Sandlin, Herrin and Stephan all threw at least 20 pitches. None of them have pitched back-to-back days after throwing at least 20 pitches so far this season. De Los Santos has now pitched in two consecutive games.
The club went over-slot to sign prep pitcher Alex Clemney (2nd rd pick) and Duke shortstop Alex Mooney (7th rd).