Instant Replay: Diamondbacks 10, Phillies 2

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The Phillies took another beating Friday night. The Arizona Diamondbacks hit six home runs in pounding the Phils, 10-2, at Citizens Bank Park.
 
Phillies pitching has given up 11 home runs the last two nights and 17 in the last four games. The Phillies have countered with just two homers over that span.
 
The Phils have committed seven errors the last two nights.
 
The Phils have lost four in a row by a combined score of 41-9. Overall, they have lost 21 of their last 27 to fall to 30-38. They have been held to two or fewer runs 27 times.
  
Starting pitching report
Lefty Adam Morgan had an interesting start. He struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings and was a victim of poor defensive support. Three of the seven runs he gave up were unearned. But Morgan did give up 10 hits, three of which were homers. He is 1-6 with a 6.49 ERA in 10 starts.
 
Arizona lefty Robbie Ray was impressive. He scattered seven hits over six innings, walked one and used his lively fastball to strike out seven. Ray gave up just two runs, both in the first inning.
 
Bullpen report
Lefty reliever Elvis Araujo gave up three homers.
 
In need of a fresh bullpen arm after several short outings by starters, the Phillies recalled Severino Gonzalez from Triple A to replace Colton Murray. Gonzalez pitched 1 2/3 inning and did not allow a run.
 
At the plate
Cameron Rupp’s two-run triple with two outs in the first inning accounted for the Phillies’ scoring.
 
The Phillies were out-hit, 16-7.
 
Maikel Franco went 0 for 4. He struck out twice, swinging wildly at balls out of the strike zone.
 
Peter O’Brien and Yasmany Tomas both homered twice for Arizona. Wellington Castillo and Paul Goldschmidt also homered. Goldschmidt has an 11-game hitting streak.
 
In the field
Second baseman Cesar Hernandez made two errors that cost Morgan runs in the second inning. The Phillies made three errors in the game, giving them seven the last two games.
 
ICYMI
General manager Matt Klentak spoke on a number of topics before the game (see story).
 
Up next
Jerad Eickhoff (4-8, 3.40) looks to stop the losing Saturday afternoon. He will oppose Zach Greinke (9-3, 3.75) in a 3:05 start.

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