It gave Cincinnati a 1 lead. I felt great physically, so that’s a positive, Cozart said. I think getting that first hit calmed me down a little bit. It’s the same game I’ve been playing forever. It’s just been a while since I’ve played. Hellickson’s first impression: The Phillies acquired Hellickson from the D-backs November because they thought he could stabilize the rotation and return to form a free agent year. He looked like that guy, allowing three hits, one unearned run and striking out six six innings his Phils debut. Hellickson pitched really, really well, then the wheels fell off that eighth inning, Phillies manager Mackanin said. Galvis steps up: The pressure is on Galvis, who has top Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford breathing Tyus Jones Jersey down his neck.
Galvis will need to play well this to keep a job. He got started the right way. He hit a two-run home run to right field the second inning to give the Phillies a 2 lead. He also turned inning-ending double play the third inning. Iglesias looks good: Raisel Iglesias allowed the leadoff batter to get a hit four of his six innings, but it was still a strong performance with two earned runs, six hits, no walks and seven strikeouts. a 13-pitch first inning, he threw 11 strikes and retired the side order following a hit to begin the game. his final inning, one Zach LaVine Jersey of the perfect frames he had, Iglesias needed only six pitches. All of a sudden Galvis hits the home run to give them a 2 lead, it’s kind of like, ‘Oh,’ Reds manager Price said. Hellickson threw a great ballgame and he was very sharp. How much wiggle room do you really have after being down 2? I thought handled that really well. He made big pitches and gave us six innings, when at times it looked like it would be a challenge to get through four with his pitch count. He clutched up for us big time there and got us through six.
QUOTABLE I hope that the right guys are here right now. I’m not going to condemn Hernandez because he didn’t pitch that well tonight. He’s going to get more opportunities. We’ll continue through the and we’ll who rises to the occasion. — Mackanin, on the Phillies’ bullpen woes SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS Votto struck out three times his first three at-bats. It was the first time he struck out each of his first three plate appearances since 15, against the Padres’. Hellickson became just the ninth pitcher to strike out Votto three times one game, according to Stats Inc. Mesoraco OK the fifth inning, Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was hit the head by the follow-through on Maikel Franco ‘s swing. The bat got under the mask of Mesoraco, who needed a few moments to collect himself. He was checked out by head trainer Steve Baumann before staying the game. After the game, the catcher said he was doing fine. I know I felt it pretty good there for a second, Mesoraco said. He hit me right the temple; that’s where I felt it. WHAT’S NEXT Phillies: Right-hander had been considered for the Opening Day start, but the Phillies will have him pitch the second game of the Wednesday night against the Reds at 7 p.m. ET. It allows to pitch the home opener next Monday against the Padres at Citizens Bank Park. has never faced the Reds his brief career. Reds: Following Tuesday’s day off, Finnegan will get the ball for Game 2 of the vs. the Phillies on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Finnegan struggled the latter half of camp and posted a 10 six spring, including five starts. This will be the left-hander’s fifth career regular- start, after a four-start debut last. Watch every out-of-market regular game.