Phillies attempt to cool off Diamondbacks, Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. continues to be one of many hottest hitters within the majors.

Gurriel had a house run, a double, two singles and two RBIs whereas extending his hitting streak to fifteen straight within the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ 6-3 win over the host Philadelphia Phillies on Monday

Gurriel, who recorded his eighth profession four-plus-hit sport, will look to guide the Diamondbacks to their fourth victory in a row and ninth in 11 video games after they battle the Phillies once more on Tuesday

The 15-game hitting streak is the longest lively run within the massive leagues. Through the streak, Gurriel is hitting 25-for-60 (.417) with six doubles, seven residence runs and 14 RBIs.

“Hitting is the toughest factor to do in baseball,” Gurriel stated in a postgame interview on Bally Sports activities Arizona. “I am simply going up there focusing, attempting to do the very best I can.”

Arizona supervisor Torey Lovullo stated, “He is an amazing hitter, and it is enjoyable to observe his method.”

Pavin Smith additionally launched a solo homer for Arizona, and Geraldo Perdomo contributed a two-run double.

Gurriel is main the best way, however the balanced Diamondbacks hold successful

“We’re working collectively as a workforce,” Gurriel stated. “For instance, in my final at-bat, I used to be attempting to place the ball in play and transfer the runner. That is the best way issues are going proper now.”

The Diamondbacks will hand the ball to Ryne Nelson (1-2, 5.48 ERA) on Tuesday. The rookie right-hander has by no means confronted the Phillies

In his newest begin, on Wednesday in opposition to the Oakland Athletics, Nelson allowed one hit and no runs in 5 1/3 innings.

“This workforce is actually resilient,” Nelson stated after that outing, a 5-3 Arizona win during which had wasn’t concerned within the choice. “We do not again down from a lot. We are inclined to at all times punch again.”

After successful two of three in opposition to the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, the Phillies scuffled within the opener in opposition to the Diamondbacks and misplaced for the sixth time in eight video games

Kyle Schwarber and Bryson Stott every homered, however errors by Stott and Kody Clemens proved to be expensive. Beginning pitcher Zack Wheeler additionally didn’t cowl first base on a play.

“These are errors we have to scrub up as a training employees,” Phillies supervisor Rob Thomson stated

Regardless of the error, Stott stored up his stellar offensive tempo. He socked his fifth lengthy ball of the season and prolonged his hitting streak to 9 video games.

“He is had good at-bats, even in opposition to lefties,” Thomson stated. “His at-bats in opposition to lefties are actually good.”

Philadelphia’s Trea Turner hit an RBI single within the seventh inning, snapping his 0-for-22 streak with runners in scoring place.

“I’ve simply received to maintain grinding,” stated Turner, who signed an 11-year, $300 million contract to affix the Phillies within the offseason. “Ended the sport properly, however tomorrow is a brand new day and we’ll do all of it once more.

After the sport, the Phillies introduced that Matt Strahm (4-3, 2.73 ERA) would begin on Tuesday

Strahm started the season as a starter as a result of accidents to Ranger Suarez and Andrew Painter.

It is unsure what number of innings Strahm will pitch, in accordance with Thomson.

Strahm is 2-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 20 profession video games (three begins) in opposition to the Diamondbacks

–Subject Stage Media