A look at the highlights and lowlights for the week that was for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The future is bright for the Philadelphia Phillies, even if it's difficult to see right now.
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced their starting lineups for Tuesday night's game at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks; the Phillies will put the ball in Jerad Eickhoff's hands looking for a second straight win, as he will oppose former Cy Young winner and Arizona ace Zack Greinke.
During Monday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks, cameras caught a nun at Citizens Bank Park taking a selfie of herself while drinking a Miller Lite Beer at the game; a scene that has gone viral on social media, caused a few laughs for fans and says how bad the baseball in Philadelphia has been over the last month.
On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies offense was shut down by one of their former pitchers in J.A. Happ, who went seven strong and allowed one run; Kevin Pillar hit two home runs in a blowout win for the Toronto Blue Jays, as they easily defeated the Phillies 13-2 at Citizens Bank Park.
On Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park, Marco Estrada pitched 6.2 strong innings for the Toronto Blue Jays and earned the second win of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-2 victory; Cody Asche went 3-for-4 and hit his second home run of the season.
In the opening game of their series at Rogers Centre, Jerad Eickhoff shut down the high-powered Toronto Blue Jays offense for six innings as the Philadelphia Phillies shut down and shut out the Blue Jays 7-0 on Monday night.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Philadelphia Phillies ended up getting burned by former player Jayson Werth as he hit a two-run single off their closer Jeanmar Gomez to win the game for the Washington Nationals 5-4 and help sweep the weekend series against the Phillies at Nationals Park.
On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies took high school outfielder Mickey Moniak with the number one overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft and Moniak, whose grandfather played for the Boston Red Sox and got hitting lessons from Ted Williams, said that he can't wait to get to Philadelphia and begin his career for the Phillies.
With the first overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Philadelphia Phillies selected outfielder Mickey Moniak from La Costa Canyon High School in California; it's the second time in the Phillies history to have the number one pick in the MLB Draft.