Phillies look to salvage split against Dodgers in LA

Matt Leon
May 31, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola

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LOS ANGELES (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies will wrap up their series in Los Angeles Thursday night against the Dodgers.

Gabe Kapler's squad has lost two of the first three games in this set. Wednesday night, the Dodgers blasted the Phillies 8-2. Zach Eflin allowed five of the runs in four innings of work to take the loss. 

Right-hander Aaron Nola will get the start on the mound Thursday for the Phillies. He is 6-2 with a 2.27 ERA. 

Nola is coming off a no decision in his last start against the Toronto. In that game, he allowed just a run on a single hit in 6 2/3 innings of work. 

Left-hander Clayton Kershaw will throw for the Dodgers. He is 1-4 with a 2.86 ERA. Kershaw will actually be making a return from the disabled list. He had been out with biceps tendonitis.

The Phillies come into play Thursday night 30-23. They currently sit third in the National League East, 1 1/2 games behind first place Washington. 

Los Angeles is 26-29, which is good for third in the National League West.

KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon spoke with Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning Call about the Phils, which you can listen to below.

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