Phillies drop second straight to Padres; Harper lifted early

Phillies fall again to Padres
As hot as the Phillies have been at the plate as of late, that momentum failed to carry into Sunday's series finale with the Padres. The club mustered just four hits en route to a 3-2 loss at Citizens Bank Park.

Padres' starter Joey Lucchesi tossed six innings, surrendering two runs on three hits. He struck out four and walked a pair.

"Frustrating to lose today's game," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "I'm really proud though of the grind in the at-bats. We saw 110-pitches off their starter and saw 27 pitches with three outs in the ninth inning."

The Phillies scored one run in the opening frame with Bryce Harper reaching base via a walk and eventually scoring on a Jean Segura double to center. The Padres answered in the fourth with Luis Urias blasting a two-run shot to right to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.

The Phils evened things in the sixth with Segura again driving in a run with a double, but the Padres jumped back ahead with an Austin Hedges solo blast in the seventh.

Jason Vargas tossed 5 2/3 innings for the Phils, surrendering two runs on six hits. Reliever Jared Hughes surrendered the solo homer to Hedges in the seventh and was saddled with the loss.

The Phillies have an off-day on Monday before opening a two-game set in Boston at Fenway Park.

Harper Lifted
Bryce Harper was taken out of the game in the sixth inning after experiencing blurred vision.

"I ran into right field and had little splotches, it just didn't feel right," Harper said. "I came back in and put eye drops in thinking maybe it was allergies, but it wouldn't go away."

Harper said he'd never experienced these symptoms before. The official word from the team was that he was battling dehydration.

"I feel fine now," Harper said. "Just have a bit of a headache,"
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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