Jay Bruce drives in six as Phillies snap five-game skid

Jay Bruce collects six RBIs for Phillies in much needed win
Newly acquired Jay Bruce made his presence in the Phillies lineup known on Tuesday, collecting six RBIs highlighted by a pair of homers - including a grand slam - in a 9-6 win over the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego to halt a five-game losing skid.

The six RBIs tied a career-high for Bruce.

The performance came just hours after the club learned it would be without Andrew McCutchen for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

"It was a pretty big win for us," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters. "I think in a lot of ways we played with Andrew out there and we kind of won one for him."

Jerad Eickhoff tossed six innings in the win, surrendering three runs on four hits. He struck out five and collected the victory. Bryce Harper and Scott Kingery each chipped in with a pair of hits in the win while J.T. Realmuto finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Adam Haseley, the Phillies top pick selection in 2017, went 0-for-4 in his big league debut.

Hector Neris struck out a pair and tossed a scoreless final frame to record his 11th save of the season.

The Phillies and Padres wrap up their three-game set this afternoon with Jake Arrieta facing righty Cal Quantrill who will be making just his fifth career big league start.
_____________________________________________
Follow Patrick on Twitter: @PGordonPBR

BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

No comments: