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5 Phillies things to know for Friday; Ken Giles says Mets played harder

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies closer Ken Giles did his partial and afterwards some Thursday night in his initial shot to face a Mets this week.

Entering a tie diversion in a Mets eighth with a go-ahead run on second base, Giles late slugger Yoenis Cespedes on an inning-ending groundout, afterwards came behind out to work a scoreless ninth and 1-2-3 10th.

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His latest gem led into some-more wretchedness for a Phillies, who wound adult losing 9-5 in 13 innings to a Mets, who swept a four-game array to urge to 12-1 in a unilateral deteriorate array that continues subsequent week during Citi Field.

Afterward, Giles offering an honest take on a last-place Phils losing all 4 games to a Mets, who scored 40 runs in a sweep.

“They played harder,” Giles said. “They came adult with a large hits. They played improved baseball.”

Here are 5 Phillies things to know for Friday:

1. The Phillies devise on removing a good demeanour in Sep during rookie outfielder Aaron Altherr, substantially by holding divided personification time from Dom Brown and Cody Asche. “Brown and Asche have had utterly a few at-bats during this level,” manager Pete Mackanin said. “They’ve been given good opportunities and will continue to get opportunities, though we consider that Altherr deserves an event as well.” Altherr played all 13 innings Thursday and was 2-for-6 with dual doubles. The 2009 ninth-round breeze collect is attack .250 with dual homers and 6 RBIs in 7 games given removing a remember from Triple-A on Aug. 18.

2. The Phillies finish their week during home with a weekend array opposite a San Diego Padres. The Phils swept a weekend array in San Diego in early August.

3. Rookie right-hander Aaron Nola (4-1, 3.59) will make his eighth start on Friday night opposite a Padres. He’s entrance off his best outing, one in that he pitched a three-hitter over 8 shutout innings in a win during Miami on Aug. 23.

4. Phils reliever Elvis Araujo left Thursday’s diversion with a left groin strain. The lefty entered in a 11th inning and released a four-pitch travel to leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson, afterwards harm himself throwing a first-pitch round to Cespedes.

5. The Phils’ bullpen is spent after eating adult 19 innings in 4 games opposite a Mets, though will get a uninformed arm Friday since Araujo is a close to on a 15-day infirm list. Also, a Phils might call adult a starter from Triple-A and pierce Jerome Williams to a ‘pen.

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