SAN DIEGO — – Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game shedding streak with a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday evening in a matchup of struggling groups.The Padres have misplaced eight of 9 and are slipping within the race for the second NL wild-card spot. The Padres’ loss, together with Cincinnati’s 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday, moved San Diego and Cincinnati right into a tie within the wild-card race.Philadelphia is 4 video games again within the NL wild-card standings.”We actually wanted this win,” Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi mentioned. “The bullpen did a terrific job. (Starter) Matt Moore did a terrific job.”The Phillies scored three runs within the third inning in opposition to Padres starter Blake Snell. With two out, Jean Segura walked and stole second base. J.T. Realmuto doubled residence Segura, and Harper adopted with an extended residence run to proper discipline off an 84 mph slider.”It is actually irritating general … I’ve to restrict the walks,” Snell mentioned. “I’m actually shocked at Harper’s at-bat. … I hung a slider inside, which you by no means need to do to a lefty.”Trailing 3-0, the Padres scored two within the backside of third in opposition to Moore. One batter after Tommy Pham walked, Manny Machado hit a low line-drive homer that hit the highest of the left-field fence and bounced into the stands.Within the sixth inning in opposition to Phillies reliever Hector Neris, San Diego loaded the bases with two outs. Nonetheless, Tommy Pham grounded out weakly to shortstop Ronald Torreyes, ending the risk.”We simply haven’t been in a position to money in with runners in scoring place,” Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler mentioned. “We are attempting to play good baseball, that is all we are able to management. … This previous week did not go our approach, however that does not imply it will proceed. It will flip.”Philadelphia added an insurance coverage run within the eighth for a 4-2 lead. Andrew McCutchen hit a double to left discipline off Emilio Pagan, driving in Segura from first base.”McCutchen’s RBI is the distinction within the sport,” Girardi mentioned. “He was swinging the bat nicely all evening.”Hosmer, who attain primarily based 4 occasions by way of a single and three walks, led off the eighth with a free cross in opposition to Phillies reliever Archie Bradley and moved to 3rd on a single to middle by Wil Myers. Bradley then struck out Adam Frazier and pinch-hitter Trent Grisham earlier than strolling Pham to load the bases.Bradley was lifted in favor of nearer Ian Kennedy, who needed to face Fernando Tatis Jr. with the bases loaded.”You most likely could not draw up a more durable scenario to come back in there,” Moore mentioned of Kennedy having to face Tatis.Kennedy hit Tatis within the helmet with a fastball, forcing in a run. Tatis dusted himself off and was not injured on the play.”It simply acquired away from me,” Kennedy mentioned of hitting Tatis.The following batter, Machado, finally struck out to finish the inning. However through the at-bat, Tingler was tossed for arguing balls and strikes. After the strikeout, Machado was ejected throughout a heated argument with the house plate umpire. Machado chucked his batting gloves at residence plate as he walked again to the dugout.”I simply tried to get forward of Machado,” Kennedy mentioned. “It is good to get a name to go my approach. … The umpire did not change the zone all sport. As a pitcher, you simply should pitch to it.”Neris (2-5) earned the victory in aid for the Phillies, and Kennedy earned his twentieth save by retiring the Padres so as within the ninth.Snell (6-5) took the loss.”Each staff goes to undergo a stretch the place you lose a bunch of video games,” Snell mentioned. “It is all about the way you bounce again and battle.”TRAINER’S ROOMPhillies: CF Odubel Herrera (proper elbow swelling) is daily after he was hit on the best elbow with a pitch on Aug. 19 in opposition to the Diamondbacks. … 1B Rhys Hoskins (strained left groin), who’s on the 10-day IL, may return on August 21. Hoskins fielded floor balls and took batting observe on Friday. … LHP Jose Alvarado (left shoulder impingement), additionally on the 10-day IL, threw a bullpen session on Friday. Alvarado will throw one other session on Sunday.Padres: Newly acquired RHP Jake Arrieta (left hamstring pressure) was positioned on the 10-day IL, two days after he exited his first Padres outing within the fourth inning of San Diego’s loss to the Rockies on Aug. 18. … RHP Yu Darvish (decrease again tightness) threw a bullpen session on Friday, his first since he exited his begin on Aug. 12. Supervisor Jayce Tingler wouldn’t put a timetable on a possible Darvish return. … RHP Chris Paddack (left indirect pressure) threw off the entrance slope of the mound on Wednesday, then went by means of an intensive bullpen session on Friday through which he threw 25 pitches. … .RHP Dinelson Lamet (proper forearm irritation) threw a bullpen session on Thursday, his first since a hip he incurred in mid-August. Lamet, who has spent 4 stints on the IL with elbow/forearm associated points this season, is being prepped to return as a reliever in September. … .LHP Drew Pomeranz (left flexor tendon tear) was moved to the 60-day IL and isn’t anticipated to return till subsequent season.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Aaron Nola (7-7, 4.48 ERA) takes the hill.Padres: RHP Joe Musgrove (8-8, 3.11 ERA) begins within the second sport of the three-game sequence.——
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