Phillies injury update: Bryce Harper, Didi Gregorius have not returned
The Phillies halted the bleeding on Tuesday. After losing the first three games, they desperately needed a 17-3 victory over the Reds.
All in all, the struggling Phillies have lost 11 of the past 17 games, and after leading the NL East for most of May, they returned to the NL East for 4 games.
To a large extent, this is due to common problems: bullpen problems, defensive errors, lack of timely shots, etc.But the team Yes Without some key bats at the core of the order, you can only rely on Brad Miller, Matt Joyce and Travis Yankowski for so long.
Excluding Roman Quinn, who ended his season with a torn Achilles a few days ago, and Joe Joe Romero, who will miss the rest of 2021 due to elbow surgery. There are currently five potential players ( (Or roster pitcher) is currently on the Philadelphia injured roster, and according to the team, none of them will spend the least amount of time on 10 days of IL.
|Bryce Harper||shoulder||June 4|
|Matt Moore||Back||June 4|
|Scott Kingray||concussion||June 7|
|Gregory learned||elbow||June 7|
|Serantoni Dominguez||elbow||September 1|
Since May 22, Harper is technically eligible to return on Wednesday. But that is wishful thinking.
“I don’t plan to do that,” Philly coach Joe Gilady said this week.
The Phillies will finish their game in Cincinnati before the rest day on Thursday. It seems possible (hence the June 4th date listed above) that he will be able to come back when Phils will host the Nationals on the upcoming weekend. Girardi said Harper has resumed batting, but it is unclear whether it is necessary to start rehabilitation.
As for Gregorius, his elbow injury prevented him from swinging the bat, which makes June 7 an optimistic prediction for him. Nick Maton is back to reality as his batting percentage dropped from 0.316 on May 16 to 0.263 after nothing on June 1. Ronald Torreyes has been eliminated as a substitute shortstop, but Phils will not make the playoffs relying on the backup of skilled workers and unproven prospects.
The Phillies will need to continue their efforts, hope to get back to health, and play some games before the All-Star weekend and the trade deadline this summer.
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