Phillies fall as Eflin struggles with long ball

1 Philadelphia

Philadelphia News & Search

1 News - 1 eMovies - 1 eMusic - 1 eBooks - 1 Search

Reds right-hander Scott Feldman allowed four runs in five innings, but the Reds bullpen threw four scoreless innings to preserve the win.

The Phillies have lost nine consecutive series. It is their longest series losing streak since 1997, when they lost 10 consecutive series.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED

The Reds answered: Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp hit a three-run home run to center field in the second inning — — projected by Statcast™ to travel 434 feet from home plate, making it the Phillies’ longest homer of the season — as they scored four runs to take a 4-2 lead. But the Reds answered in the third when Duvall hit a two-run homer to left field to tie the game. Duvall added insurance runs in the fifth when he hit a two-run homer on a 0-2 fastball from Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin, who allowed nine hits and seven runs in five innings.

Big Red outs: The Phillies had a runner on third with one out in the fifth, but Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr struck out swinging to end the inning. Herrera missed badly at a breaking ball out of the strike zone. They had runners on first and second with no outs in the sixth, but Maikel Franco grounded into a double play and Knapp struck out swinging to end the inning.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


1 Philadelphia

Philadelphia News & Search

1 News - 1 eMovies - 1 eMusic - 1 eBooks - 1 Search


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Facebooktwitterlinkedinrssyoutube

Leave a Reply