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Phillies monthly review: July 2019
by Scott Butler 8/1/19

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Phillies July Storyline

After a 4-game of the New York Mets at home towards the end of the month of June, it seemed like the Phillies had put their struggles behind them with a chance to carry some momentum into July. Then they lost two of three to the Miami Marlins. After losing a series to the Braves, the Phillies won the series against the Mets to at least save face before the All-Star break.

After losing two of three to Nats out of the break, the Phillies somehow split a 4-game series with the Dodgers, won the Pirates series, and then swept a 2-gamer with the Tigers.

Then came the Braves, who humiliated the Phillies by a margin of 24-9 in the first two games of that series.

All in all, July was not an altogether horrible month and they walked away with a winning record, but the Phillies need to go on a serious run if they have any chance of catching the Braves, and holding off the surging Nationals.

Phillies July Win/Loss Totals

Record: 12-11
Home record: 5-7
Road record: 7-4
Top winning streak: 3
Top losing streak: 2
Series record: 4-3-1
Began month: 44-40, 2nd place, 5.5 games behind 1st place Braves & 1.5 games ahead of 3rd place Nationals.
Finished month: 56-51, 3rd place, 7 games behind 1st place Braves & 0.5 games behind 2nd place Nationals.

Phillies Season Totals and NL Rankings after July

Phillies Team Hitting Season Totals 
Average: .242 (12th) 
Runs: 263 (last) 
Runs/game: 3.33 (last) 
HR: 49 (14th) 
BB: 175  (last) 
SO: 557 (4th least) 
OBP: .293 (14th) 
SLG: .358 (last) 
OPS .651 (last)

Phillies Team Pitching Season Totals
ERA: 4.56 (14th) 
ER: 352
IP: 695.0

Phillies Starting Pitching Season Totals
ERA: 5.05 (12th) 
ER: 248
IP: 441.2

Phillies Relief Pitching Season Totals
ERA: 3.69 (9th) 
ER: 104
IP: 253.1

Phillies July Totals and NL Rankings

Phillies Team Hitting July Totals 
Average: .252 (7th) 
Runs: 106 (7th) 
Runs/game: 3.93 (7th) 
HR: 22 (tied-8th) 
BB: 58  (13th) 
SO: 188 (2nd least) 
OBP: .301 (12th) 
SLG: .382 (9th) 
OPS .683 (13th)

Phillies Team Pitching July Totals
ERA: 5.36 (14th) 
ER: 145
IP: 243.1

Phillies Starting Pitching July Totals
ERA: 6.39 (last) 
ER: 101
IP: 142.1

Phillies Relief Pitching July Totals
ERA: 3.92 (13th) 
ER: 44
IP: 101.0

Phillies July Event Recap

@Atlanta Braves July 2-4  
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Game 1:
Nola throws career high 117 pitches in 8 shutout innings in 2-0 win.
Game 2: Pivetta allows 2 3-run homers and Nicasio allows 3 more runs in 9-2 loss.
Game 3: Phils score 4 runs in first, but Eflin allows 7 runs in 3 innings and bullpen allows 5 more in 12-6 loss.

@New York Mets July 5-7  
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Game 1:
Kingery leads off with homer, Velasquez allowed 2 runs in five innings, bullpen allowed none, and Phillies break 2-2 tie in ninth with 5 runs in 7-2 win.
Game 2: Phils score 4 times against Syndergaard, but Arrieta allows 6 runs and 11 hits in 4.1 innings in 6-5 loss.
Game 3: Nola continues his recent dominance and allows 2 runs in 6.2 innings, Jay Bruce hits 2 homers, and Phils win last game before break 8-3.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS July 12-14  
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Game 1:
Phils blanked and Pivetta allows 3 runs in 5 innings in 4-0 loss.
Game 2: Nola allowed just one run in 6 innings and Franco's homer and 2 RBI gave Phils 3-1 lead entering 8th, but Morgan allowed 1 run in 8th and Neris allowed 2-run homer in 9th in 4-3 loss.
Game 3: Up 3-1, Hammer allowed 2 runs in 7th to tie game, but Franco hit walk-off homer in 9th in 4-3 win.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS July 15-18  
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Game 1:
In 4th, Eflin allows 6 runs, Phils allow double steal, don't cover first on bunt, and forget number of outs. Bullpen allows 7 runs, and Quinn pitches 1.1 innings in 16-2 loss.
Game 2: Homers by Kingery, Harper, and Miller give Phils 6-1 lead in 2nd. Velasquez allows 4 solo homers in 4.2 innings, but Phils held 6-5 lead in 9th before Hector Neris allowed 3 runs. But Phils rally for 3 runs off Jansen in 9th, capped by walk- off double by Harper in 9-8 win.
Game 3: Pivetta throws 2.1 scoreless before rains forced bullpen game and Phils lose 7-2.
Game 4: Nola struggles through 5 innings and Phils down 5-3 after 6, but RBIs from Harper and Hoskins cap 4-run 7th. Neris allows run in 9th but Phils hold on for 7-6 win.

@Pittsburgh Pirates July 19-21  
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Game 1:
Tied at 1 in 7th after Hasely homered and Arrieta went 5.2 innings, Harper's RBI single gave Phils 2-1 lead. Segura legged out infield single after 13-pitch at-bat in 8th and Phils win 6-1.
Game 2: Eflin allows 3 runs in 4 innings and the bullpen just allows 2 more, but the Phils only scored once in 5-1 loss.
Game 3: Smyly gives Phils 6 innings of one-run ball and the bullpen allows zilch in 5 innings. Tied at 1, Hoskins' solo homer in 11th gives Phils 2-1 win.

@Detroit Tigers July 23-24  
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Game 1:
Quinn hits two-run homer, Nola allows 2 runs in 7 innings, and bullpen pitches 8 scoreless innings. With game tied at 2 in 14th, Miller threw out winning run. Hoskins RBI an inning later gave Phils 3-2 win.
Game 2: Velasquez with 5.2 shutout innings and bullpen blanked Tigers for the rest. Realmuto and Williams homer in 4-0 win.

ATLANTA BRAVES 26-28  
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Game 1:
Arrieta allows 5 runs in 5 innings, Irvin allows 4 in 2 innings, and Phils score just twice in 9-2 loss.
Game 2: Eflin gets pummelled for 10 runs in 2.2 innings and bullpen allows 5 more. Phils score 7 runs, but not nearly enough in 15-7 loss.
Game 3: Phils hit 3 homers including Realmuto grand slam to take 6-0 lead and Nola cruises through six innings before allowing 4 in 7th. Hoskins adds 2-run homer in 7th to cushion 9-4 win.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS July 30-August 1  
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Game 1:
Smyly tosses 7 scoreless and Hoskins' 2-run homer in 5th gave Phils 4-0 lead in 4-2 win.
Game 2: Velasquez with 5 scoreless before allowing 2 solo homers in 6th. Morgan allowed 2-run also in 6th and Phils score just once in 5-1 loss.
Game 3: Realmuto hits 3-run homer in 4th to cap 4 run inning and give Phils 9-0 lead. Arrieta goes 4 innings and bullpen does the rest in 10-2 win.

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