The Phillies went into Cleveland and ended up losing 2 out of 3 games, the first two games were extremely close in the losses at 6-5, and 1-0 but they still add up in the loss column. At least the Phillies salvaged the series with a 10th-inning barrage of runs to take the final game of the series 8-5.
Brandon Marsh heads for a triple in yesterday’s game:Embed from Getty Images
The series loss against the Brewers (2-3) a few days ago made it two series losses in a row for the Phils. It was the 2nd time since May 1-3 when they lost two series (0-3) to LA and May 5-7 when they lost a series to Boston (1-2).
Bryce Harper during yesterday’s game:Embed from Getty Images
The Miami Marlins are still hanging tough with only one more loss than the Phillies have at this point in the season. The Phillies and Marlins are now in a percentage-point tie for 2nd place in the NL East. I won’t address the Wild Card situation for a least a month, there are so many changes in that, it doesn’t make sense to me to even write about it until it becomes more relevant.
First place AL East Baltimore Orioles (who predicted this to happen?) at Citizens Bank Park Tonight, Tuesday, and Wednesday. They are coming off a series win against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Adley Rutschman and the first-place Baltimore Orioles tonight in Philadelphia:Embed from Getty Images
Next up for the Phillies are the newly exciting Baltimore Orioles, who are in first place in the AL East, at 61-38. If anything the Orioles will be a real test for this Phillies team. The offense for the Phillies has been off and on for the past week or so, when they need to get certain hits, the team doesn’t seem able to do it lately.
The Orioles will be a good litmus test for the Phillies. Are they good enough to hang with one of the best teams in the league?