About an hour ago, the Philadelphia Phillies kicked off game two of a three-game set against the San Francisco Giants. Former manager Gabe Kapler is making his first appearance in Philadelphia since being fired in 2019. Despite COVID-19 getting to eight people in the Phillies’ organization, their second stringers are currently putting together a solid performance in game two. Currently, they lead 4-0 after Brad Miller hit a three-run shot in the third inning. How did Miller get into the game, you may ask?
Jean Segura Exits Game
However, another replacement is now in the game. Jean Segura exited the game with an injury to what appeared to be his lower leg- quad/calf/heel/ foot. Segura was hustling out a ground ball to beat out what was soon the inning-ending out. With runners on the corner, Segura was attempting to tack on another run to the already prevalent 1-0 Phillies’ lead.
Brad Miller came into the game to replace the second baseman. This would be a huge loss for the Phillies if Segura has to miss time. He’s currently batting a sizzling .345 on the season, riding a ten-game hitting streak into Tuesday night’s game. This injury will bring that streak to an end, as he failed to record a hit in either of his two plate appearances tonight. If Segura ends up missing an extended amount of time, it may be time for the Phillies to give Scott Kingery his first bit of major league action in 2021.
Other Phillies’ News
In the second inning of tonight’s game, Mickey Moniak picked up his first hit of the season. This ended a 0-26 hitless streak for Phillies’ centerfielders. Moniak, the former 2016 number one overall pick, looks to use this as a segue into solidifying the center field roll moving forward.
While talking about the youngsters, Nick Maton continues his hot streak in his first two games of his MLB career. Last night, he picked up his first career MLB hit. Tonight, he picked up his first MLB RBI after driving in Moniak. Maton was credited with a double but made it to third after they tried to gun Moniak out at home.
In other news, a former Phillie retired as the game tonight began. Neil Walker, who played in 18 games for Philadelphia in 2020, called it a career. He picked up nine hits en route to his .231 batting average in red pinstripes. Best of luck and congratulations to Walker and his family!
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