Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sac-fly drives in winner as Phillies fall in opener to Padres

Philadelphia hurler Hector Neris
Hector Naris surrendered a pair of singles in the ninth before Austin Hedges lifted a sacrifice-fly to drive in the winning run as the Padres beat the Phillies 4-3 on Friday night.

Hedges finished the night with a pair of solo homers to go along with driving in the game-winning run.

Trailing by two entering the seventh, the Phillies rallied on the Padres' bullpen to even the contest. Cameron Rupp hit a single off Phil Maton, and pinch-hitter Nick Williams followed with a double. Rupp scored on a groundout, and Freddy Galvis hit an RBI single off Brad Hand.

Nick Pivetta tossed seven innings, surrendering three runs (all solo-shots) and five hits. He struck out nine.

”Excellent job by (Pivetta),” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. ”Two of the three homers were on hanging curve and hanging slider but he pitched very well and should’ve won.”

Tommy Joseph homered for the Phillies for his team-leading 15th of the season. He also doubled and walked.

”Still some things I’m working on but I’ve done a better job of putting the ball in the air which helps with extra-base hits,” he said.

The two clubs resume their three-game set on Saturday with Aaron Nola set to oppose Jhoulys Chacin.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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