The Phillies aim to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Reds…

After a tough loss to the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies are eager to bounce back in the second game of their three-game series on Tuesday.

In their previous matchup, the Reds staged a remarkable comeback, erasing a 2-0 deficit to tie the game before closer Alexis Diaz shut down the Phillies’ offense and propelled the game into extra innings. Diaz’s performance was a stark contrast to his previous outing, where he struggled and suffered a loss against the Nationals. However, the Reds managed to turn things around and secure a thrilling 6-3 victory over the Phillies in extra innings.

Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single in Monday’s game, showcasing his consistency at the plate. Despite this, he has yet to record a multi-hit game this season.

On the mound for the Reds will be right-hander Graham Ashcraft, who will be making his first start of the season. Ashcraft had a strong outing against the Phillies last year, pitching six scoreless innings and earning the win. Meanwhile, the Phillies will counter with right-hander Spencer Turnbull, who is making his season debut. Turnbull had a challenging season last year but has shown promise against the Reds in the past.

The Phillies will look to rebound from their loss, with Alec Bohm leading the offensive charge. Bohm extended his hitting streak against the Reds to 15 games with a first-inning double on Monday, showcasing his ability to produce against Cincinnati.

Despite the setback, the Phillies remain determined to turn things around and secure a win in the second game of the series.

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