After combining for 13 home runs on Monday, the Phillies and Diamondbacks each hit a very disappointing one homer each on Tuesday.
But the result wasn’t disappointing for the Phils, who would win 7-4. And it certainly wasn’t disappointing for the player who hit the team’s lone homer, Scott Kingery. He hit a 3-run dinger to left for his third home run in two games. Good for him. Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, and Jay Bruce, who one of our investors calls “the Mike Scott of the Phillies,” each had RBIs as well.
However, neither player is the team’s top vote-getter in round one of All-Star voting. That distinction belongs to… Cesar Hernandez, who went 1-for-5. He has 23,000 more votes than Harper. Realmuto is the only Phillie in the top three at his position, which means he would advance to the next round of voting if it ended today.
On the mound, Jake Arrieta wasn’t Jerad Eickhoff, which was a start. Eickhoff’s not starting on Sunday and moving to the bullpen. Arrieta gave up three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and four walks in six innings pitched. None of the hits were home runs.
The teams have their rubber match tonight at 7:05 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Zach Eflin takes the mound against Merrill Kelly.
Across the street to NovaCare, where everyone is at Eagles mandatory minicamp.
Malcolm Jenkins says he’s outplayed his old contract and wants to be paid “within the ballpark” of his value.
The Birds are also making changes to their medical staff.
A few takeaways from Carson Wentz’s press conference from Monday.
In other sports news, the U.S. Women’s national team defeated Thailand 13-0 (!!!), setting a men’s and women’s World Cup record for goals in a game.
The Raiders will be on Hard Knocks this summer.
Toronto sports fans now know how it feels to be Philly sports fans.
I enjoyed this Angelo Cataldi and Howard Eskin barb.
Turkey is none too pleased with Iceland because… of a toilet brush.