The Clearwater Threshers (64-54) beat Bradenton, 3-1. Bailey Falter went six innings, held the Marauders to one run, and struck out eight. Adison Russ struck out 3 in one inning on his way to his 11th save. The Threshers collected 4 hits but managed to score 3 runs. Daniel Brito had a 2-run triple. Kyle Martin hit his 5th HR.
Wilson Ramos went 1-3 and caught all nine innings. Mickey Moniak (.264) had the other hit.
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The Phillies went a disappointing 2-4 on their west coast trip. But, they return home for a seven game homestand. Although they start off with 2 games against the Red Sox, they then host the Mets for a rare 5-game series.
During the week, the Phillies bolstered their bench with the acquisition of Justin Bour. The right-handed first baseman is having a down year, but he has impressive numbers against his East Division foes. The cost was McKenzie Mills. I’ve seen Mills pitch and liked what I saw. But, if Bour can strength our bench and help us beat the Braves and Nationals a couple times, then the trade makes sense. Even if he doesn’t make a measurable difference down the stretch, it’s good to see the front office make a well-thought out trade like this.
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