GAME NIGHT: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies
When: 7:05 PM ET, Friday, May 20, 2022
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Los Angeles Dodgers defended the end of a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies last weekend.
The speed sweeps the Arizona Diamondbacks in four games.
After a day off, the Dodgers will now look for their sixth consecutive win when they open a three-game series in Philadelphia from Friday.
Dodgers have scored 29 runs in four wins against Diamondbacks.
In four games against Arizona, Mookie Bates, Freddie Freeman and Justin Turner have 17 hits and six walks.
Balanced Dodgers lineup produced from top to bottom.
“This is the first time we’ve seen it,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “Freddie has been consistent all year, but I think he’s taken it a step further. Mookie is playing the way he did last week, and I think Trea (Turner) has been doing well for 10 days. The boys are at the top, it’s pretty special. ”
Turner started at a very slow pace with an average of .203 but compiled 10 RBIs in May.
“It definitely helps to have those guys in front of you who are great heaters, and they seem to be the base every single time,” Turner said. “It’s much more fun to go upstairs and hit when the boys are out.”
The Dodgers will hand over the ball to Julio Urias (2-3, 3.00 ERA). Urius has a 2-1 record and a 4.22 ERA in five career appearances, including three starts against Phyllis.
The Phillies fought aggressively in their previous series as they were out twice by the San Diego Padres.
Phillies failed to score for the fifth time this season at 2-0 on Thursday. Despite recording eight hits, they were -4 for 0 with the runners in the scoring position and kept eight bases.
“We finished with eight hits, but we never scored more than two goals in an innings,” said manager Joe Girardi. “That’s the problem. We couldn’t make a big hit.”
It is unclear whether Bryce Harper will return to Friday’s game against the Dodgers after receiving a PRP injection in his right elbow. Phyllis dropped three of the four without Harper, who has been practicing changed batting for the past two days.
“It’s hard to predict how anyone in this area will feel,” Girardi said of Harper’s availability for Friday.
Phyllis failed to create without the most valuable player reigning as the crime jetty. Realmuto and Nick Castellanos went 0 for 8. Kyle Schwarber went 1 for 4 and finished Thursday’s game.189.
“You take MVP from any lineup and that lineup will change,” Girardi said.
Ranger Suarez (4-1, 3.72) is set to start for Phyllis.
Suarez is 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA in five careers, including two starts against the Dodgers.
Jean Segura’s condition was also unknown for Friday as he was out of the lineup due to a non-covid illness. Segura comes to hit the pinch and strikes out to end the game.
Stats and Records
|5/15/22||PHI 4||LAD 5||.233||1||.861||.235||0||.660|
|LA Dodgers||W. Smith||.455||5||1.084|
|LA Dodgers||M. Betts||2||3||4|
|LA Dodgers||F. Freeman||.312||43||.901|
|LA Dodgers||M. Betts||8||36||20|