Lourdes Gurriel remains one of the hottest hitters in the junior majors.
Gurriel extended his hitting streak to 15 straight with a home run, a double, two singles and two RBIs. arizona diamondbacks6-3 win over the hosts Philadelphia Phillies on Monday
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Gurriel, who recorded his eighth career four-plus-hit game, will look to lead the way this season diamondbacks fourth win in a row and ninth in 11 matches when they Phillies again on tuesday
The 15-game hitting streak is the longest active streak in the major leagues. During the streak, Gurriel is hitting 25-for-60 (.417) with six doubles, seven home runs, and 14 RBI.
“It’s the hardest thing to hit in baseball,” Gurriel said in a postgame interview on Bali Sports Arizona. “I’m just going out there focused, trying to do the best I can.”
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said, “He’s a great hitter, and it’s fun to watch his approach.”
Pavin Smith also launched a solo homer for Arizona, and Geraldo Perdomo contributed a two-run double.
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“We’re working together as a team,” Gurriel said. “For example, in my last at-bat, I was trying to put the ball in play and move runners. That’s how things are going right now.”
diamondbacks Raine will hand the ball off to Nelson (1-2, 5.48 ERA) on Tuesday. The rookie right-hander has never Phillies
In his latest start, against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, Nelson allowed one hit and no runs over 5 1/3 innings.
“This team is really resilient,” Nelson said after that outing, a 5–3 Arizona victory that did not include a decision. “We don’t hold back much. We always throw punches.”
After winning two out of three against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, Phillies scrambled in the opener against diamondbacks and lost for the sixth time in eight matches
Kyle Schwarber and Bryson Stott each homered, but Stott’s and Cody Clemens’ errors proved costly. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler also failed to cover first base on a play.
As a coaching staff, we have to remove these mistakes. Phillies manager Rob Thomson said
Despite the error, Stott maintained his excellent offensive momentum. He hit his fifth long ball of the season and extended his hitting streak to nine games.
Thomson said, “His batting was good, even against lefties.” “His at-bats against lefties are really good.”
Philadelphia’s Trey Turner hit an RBI single in the seventh inning, breaking his 0-for-22 streak with runners in scoring position.
“I just have to keep grinding,” said Turner, who signed an 11-year, $300 million contract. Phillies In off season. “The game ended well, but tomorrow is a new day and we’ll do it again.
after game, Phillies Announced that Matt Strahm (4-3, 2.73 ERA) would start on Tuesday
Strahm began the season as the starter due to injuries to Ranger Suarez and Andrew Painter.
According to Thomson, it is uncertain how many innings Strahm will pitch.
Strahm is 2-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 20 career games (three starts). diamondbacks
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