Locked On Phillies 6/3: Phillies swept by Dodgers, acquire Jay Bruce

Gabe Kapler controversially pinch hit for Nick Pivetta Sunday. (Kyusung Gong/Icon Sportswire)

On the Monday June 3, 2019 edition of Locked On Phillies, Phillies Nation Editorial Director Tim Kelly breaks down the Phillies weekend sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Specifically, Kelly breaks down manager Gabe Kapler’s decision to pinch-hit for Nick Pivetta in the seventh inning of Sunday’s loss.

Later in the show, Kelly analyzes the Phillies pickup of outfielder Jay Bruce over the weekend.

Locked On Phillies is a daily Phillies podcast hosted by Tim Kelly that’s part of the Locked On Podcast Network. You can listen to and download Locked On Phillies on the new podcasting app Himalaya, as well as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


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  1. Philly Phanatic

    June 2, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    On May 29, 2019, the Phillies had an 11-1 lead on the St. Louis Cardinals after 5 innings. In the bottom of the 6th, Hoskins singled and Hernandez doubled. With runners on 2nd (Hernandez) and 3rd (Hoskins) Kingery came up with 1 out and flied out to left fielder Marcel Ozuna. Hoskins could have easily tagged and scored from 3rd but did not. The St. Louis Cardinals radio announcers questioned this and said it was an insult to the Cardinals not to try to score. That the Phillies were doing the Cardinals a favor or felt sorry for them. The Cardinals announcers said the right thing to do would be to tag and score no matter the score and that it was also an insult to Kingery to rob Kingery of an easy RBI.

    Starting in the 6th inning and going into the 7th inning of this 11-1 game, the Phillies pulled many of their starters. After Hoskins not scoring and all of the substitutions, things went down hill. The Cardinals scored 3 runs and the game seemed to take a turn though the Phils still won 11-4.

    The next day the Phils lost to St. Louis 5-3 and then went on the road to be swept by the Dodgers. Since the Hoskins incident, the Phils have not won a game, have been outscored, and have looked pretty bad.

    • Harry Kalas Phan

      June 3, 2019 at 1:42 am

      Dear Philly Phanatic, Very interesting observation. Let’s hope that they can right the ship and soon!

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