MLB wild-card: sweeps up the Phillies Pirates to start an important week before the trading deadline

Pittsburgh – The Phillies started one of the most important weeks of their season on high note on Sunday afternoon.

They completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 8-2 victory over PNC Park.

Aaron Nola spin camels and a group of Phillies, led by sizzler Alec Boom, and swing the bats well (18 strokes) as the team won their fifth game in a row to go up to 55-47 on the season and finish in July with a 15-10 record.

The Phils, who hold third and final in the National League, are aged 34-18 since June 1 and 33-18 under Rob Thompson.

The four-game sweep was Pittsburgh’s first Phillies Pittsburgh player since July 11-13, 1968. Chris Short made seven runs and only allowed an unfulfilled run in one of those games and three goalless runs in another to earn two wins in the series.

Sunday’s win marked the start of a pivotal calendar week for Velez.

Bryce Harper, who has been discharged since June 25 with a broken left thumb, is scheduled to be seen by doctors on Monday. He’ll likely have the surgical screws removed from his injury and his rehabilitation ramped up in preparation for a comeback in about a month.

Jan Segura, who has been off since May 31 with a broken right finger, may be ready to return this week. He’s been playing rehab games at Triple A.

Segura and Harper are the two best pure hitters in the Phillies. Getting them back would be a huge boon for the attacker, who on Sunday entered fifth in the National League with 4.63 points per game.

Of course, the big event of the week, one that will have a huge impact on the team’s attempt to break a 10-year drought after the season and possibly win a series or two in October, is the trade deadline, which arrives on Tuesday at 6 PM Dave Dombrowski and his team holed up in Philadelphia. Try to add a starting pitcher and perhaps a midfielder before the deadline. Prices for marginal promotions remain very high, but the market is expected to rally in the last hours before the deadline. Phils has already added a utility player in Edmundo Sosa. It would be very surprising if they stopped there.

The Phils were suspended on Monday before starting a fast-paced two-game streak against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Phils is 29-22 on the road, his best away mark since 2011, the last time they played in the playoffs. They took two of the Three Braves last week in Philadelphia. With Kyle Gibson on the bereavement roster, the Phils will go with a Bullpen (Nick Nelson could start) on Tuesday night and an ace Zack Wheeler on Wednesday afternoon.

Wheeler started the series in Pittsburgh with seven innings of two-volleyball Thursday night. Phillies had a great start, allowing only five runs in 25 rounds of the series. NOLA capped six rounds of one-ball running on Sunday afternoon against the weakest squad in the Eredivisie. Hit six hits, walked one and hit eight.

The right hand received a lot of operating support. It all started with consecutive doubles by Bohm and JT Realmuto in the first half and an RBI song by Nick Castellanos, who finished with four hits and two RBIs. Realmuto also scored three hits. Kyle Schwarber wrecked his 33rd home league lead.

Boom had four hits – two singles, doubles and Homer. In the sixth inning, Homer improved his hitting average to .300 on the nose.

The third baseman had a month to remember in July. Hit .434 (33 vs. 76). Overall, Bohm has hit it safe in 24 of his last 26 games with a 0.420 clip.

to August.

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