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Jean Segura is heating up at the perfect time for the Phillies

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August 10th-25th seemed to be a span that cursed every bat on the Philadelphia Phillies. During that span, the team as a whole slashed .193/.279/.327, averaging 2.86 runs per game in that time. A 4-10 record reflected that struggling at the plate. Jean Segura, one of the Phillies’ best hitters this season, was not immune to this team slump.

The first 2 days of the Phillies’ hitting power-outage didn’t actually affect Segura. Between August 10th and 11th, Segura had 5 hits (all singles) in 8 at bats. Despite his efforts, the Phillies just scored 2 runs those days.

Then, Segura’s bat became a black hole in the lineup. From August 12th to August 25th, the Phillies’ second baseman slashed .087/.192/.130. Nothing was going Segura’s way as a .103 BABIP would indicate. In those 12 games, he struck out 7 times, meaning he was putting a lot of balls in play and having close to 0 luck.

On August 26, everything changed.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Jean Segura broke an 0-12 streak with this.

Jean would add another hit and run to his totals that day but to no avail as the Phillies lost their 4th straight to the woeful Diamondbacks. The script would soon be flipped as the Phillies went on to win 3 in a row against the D-Backs.

Segura played a huge role in all of those wins and on the 27th, he proved to be the difference.

That walk-off single gave Jean Segura his second hit of the day. He’d continue his multi-hit game streak on the 28th.

That homer would highlight a 3-hit day for Segura. On the 29th, the two-time all-star would go 2-4 with a walk.

So in total, Segura is hitting .474 with a 1.289 OPS over his last 4 games. This is exactly the kind of production the Phillies need right now to stick in the division and Wild Card races. They currently sit 4.5 games behind the Braves in the division and 4 games behind the Reds for the 2nd Wild Card.

We’ll see if Segura can stay en fuego on the road against the Washington Nationals.

Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire

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Alec Kostival graduated from La Salle University with a degree in communication with a focus in mass media and journalism. He covered high school sports for the Chestnut Hill Local.  He has interned with the Reading Fightin Phils and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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