Tasty series opener raises intensity for Phils, D-Backs

arizona diamondbacks Will arrive at the ballpark on Tuesday as the owner of the best record in the National League

Arizona will be looking for its seventh straight win and 13th in 15 games Philadelphia Phillies In the second contest of the four-game set in Phoenix

diamondbacks500 in 2021, are 16 games above the break-even mark after the two teams won 9-8 in a wild and testy affair on Monday.

Arizona’s Evan Longoria homered and had four RBI and rising star Corbin Carroll tripled, reached base four times on a single and two pitches.

diamondbacks rallied from four runs down to defeat Phillies Defeated the Detroit Tigers 7–5 a day after rallying five runs in the final two innings

Carroll said, “Another great game, another come-from-behind win.” “It seems to be a trend right now. It makes it a little more interesting.”

Carroll is 15-for-29 (.517) over the past seven games with four homers, three doubles, two triples, 10 RBI and 12 runs.

The 22-year-old is so hot that Arizona manager Torey Lovullo exploded from the dugout when Carroll was hit by a pitch for the second time in three innings. Phillies left-handed batsman Matt Strahm

Lovullo got into a heated argument with plate umpire Vic Carapaza and Phillies Catcher JT Realmuto before being ejected. Both benches cleared, but no punches were thrown

“I have nothing but the utmost respect for JT Realmuto,” Lovullo said. “He’s a tremendous catcher. He’s a tremendous player in this league. I know what it looked like. It was me protecting my player and he protecting his pitcher, and it was just a disagreement. I don’t want to talk about what happened.”

however, Phillies Manager Rob Thomson has a bigger problem with Lovulo

“Yeah, I do. Because I wouldn’t do it,” Thomson said. “I wouldn’t yell at a player on the other team.”

Realmuto had three runs at bat while becoming the first Philadelphia player to hit on the cycle since David Bell in 2004. He is also the first catcher to do so since George Kottaras accomplished the feat for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011.

Realmuto said, “It sucks to be honest, obviously it’s a nice feat to do, but it’s tough because we lost.”

Phillies Despite Monday’s defeat, they have won seven out of nine matches. They fell to 4-13 in Phoenix since the start of the 2017 season.

Philadelphia right-hander Jack Wheeler (4-4, 3.91 ERA) will start Tuesday. He had a no-hit bid for 7 1/3 innings in his latest start before being broken up by Tyler Nevin of the Tigers on Thursday. He walked at that point and gave up an unearned run later in the inning to leave him with a no-decision. Wheeler struck out eight and walked one.

Wheeler, 33, lost to tour diamondbacks on May 22 when he gave up four runs (three earned) and eight hits in six innings. He is 5-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 10 career starts against Arizona.

Wheeler battled with Christian Walker (6-for-14, one homer), Ketel Marte (4-for-10, one homer) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (3-for-7, one homer).

Right-hander Zach Davis (1-1, 4.68 ERA) is making his sixth start of the season. diamondbacks, He defeated the Washington Nationals in his most recent outing when he struck out a season-high eight on Wednesday, giving up two runs, five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings.

Davis, 30, is 2-1 with a 4.84 ERA in four career starts. Phillies, Kyle Schwarber belted four homers despite going just 6-for-32 (.188) against Davis. Josh Harrison is 8-for-18 (.444) vs. Davis

– Field Level Media