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Philadelphia Phillies Lose 2B Jean Segura and RF Bryce Harper to Injuries

Introduction

On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 the Philadelphia Phillies had two of their everyday starting ball players leave the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to injuries. The Los Angeles Dodgers ended up defeating the Philadelphia Phillies that game from Dodger Stadium located in Los Angeles, California with a final score of 5 to 3, but that was most likely not what was on the mind of the Philadelphia Phillies’ manager, Joe Girardi, as he must figure out how to fill the void of losing a core outfielder and a key infielder for at least the near future.

Injury to Bryce Harper

During the fourth inning of Tuesday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Philadelphia Phillies’ veteran former National League MVP right fielder, Bryce Harper, had to leave the game with lower back tightness following a hard swinging strikeout. The six – time MLB All – Star in Harper is listed as day – to – day as he deals with this recent minor back injury. The good news about this issue is that their best player is not expected to miss very much game time due to this little setback.

Injury to Jean Segura

Then later on the Philadelphia Phillies’ veteran 2 – time MLB All – Star second baseman, Jean Segura, was also forced to exit the ball game early as he appeared to have injured himself badly while crossing first base on a ground ball he hit in the ninth inning of this match – up against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After undergoing testing by the Philadelphia Phillies medical staff, they diagnosed Segura with a Grade 1 left groin strain. Right now, Jean is expected to miss approximately the upcoming three weeks of big – league baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies in order to recover from this devastating injury.

On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 Segura was placed on Major League Baseball’s 10 – day injured list by the Philadelphia Phillies. In order for the Philadelphia Phillies organization to fill Segura’s vacant roster spot in their starting line – up, they have recalled infielder Nick Maton from their Triple – A affiliate in the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

Media Statements

According to the analysts at ESPN, Segura is batting .332 with three home runs and 20 RBIs and had been particularly hot of late with three consecutive three-hit games before the Phillies started a three-game series at Los Angeles on Monday. Harper is hitting .274 with eight home runs and 18 RBIs, with a three-hit game Saturday at home against the New York Yankees, while collecting two hits and the Phillies' only RBI in Monday's 3-1 defeat to the Dodgers.”

Harper’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 6 Time MLB All – Star (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • MLB All – Star Weekend Home Run Derby Champion (2018)
  • National League MVP (2015)
  • National League Rookie of the Year (2012)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2015)
  • National League Hank Aaron Award (2015)
  • National League Home Run Leader (2015)
  • Golden Spikes Award (2010)

Segura’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 2 Time MLB All – Star (2013, 2018)

Current MLB Standings (as of Friday, June 18th, 2021)

American League East

Tampa Bay Rays 43 – 27 0 Games Behind

Boston Red Sox 42 – 28 1 Games Behind

New York Yankees 36 – 33 6.5 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 33 – 35 9 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 23 – 46 19.5 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 43 – 27 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 38 – 29 3.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 31 – 37 11 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 29 – 40 13.5 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 28 – 41 14.5 Games Behind

American League West

Oakland Athletics 44 – 27 0 Games Behind

Houston Astros 41 – 28 2 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 35 – 36 9 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 34 – 35 9 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 25 – 44 18 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 35 – 27 0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 33 – 33 4 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 32 – 35 5.5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 31 – 35 6 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 30 – 39 8.5 Games Behind

National League Central

Chicago Cubs 39 – 31 0 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 38 – 31 0.5 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 35 – 32 2.5 Games Behind

St. Louis Cardinals 35 – 35 4 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 24 – 44 14 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 44 – 25 0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 41 – 27 2.5 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 39 – 32 6 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 29 – 41 15.5 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 20 – 50 24.5 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Friday, June 18th, 2021. Currently the Philadelphia Phillies have the 19th highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                         +350
Chicago White Sox                             +650
San Diego Padres                                +700
New York Mets                                  +1000
New York Yankees                            +1200
Houston Astros                                   +1400
Tampa Bay Rays                                +1500
Boston Red Sox                                  +1800
Oakland Athletics                               +2000
Atlanta Braves                                    +2400
Toronto Blue Jays                               +2500
Milwaukee Brewers                            +2500
San Francisco Giants                          +2800
St. Louis Cardinals                             +3500
Chicago Cubs                                     +4500
Cleveland Indians                               +4500
Los Angeles Angels                            +6000
Cincinnati Reds                                  +6600
Philadelphia Phillies                         +7000
Seattle Mariners                                  +7500
Minnesota Twins                                +8000
Kansas City Royals                            +10000
Washington Nationals                        +12500
Miami Marlins                                    +15000
Pittsburgh Pirates                                +60000
Detroit Tigers                                     +60000
Texas Rangers                                    +75000
Colorado Rockies                               +100000
Baltimore Orioles                               +100000
Arizona Diamondbacks                      +150000

 

Sources:

“Philadelphia Phillies' Jean Segura (groin) out at least 3 weeks; Bryce Harper (back) day-to-day”, espn.com, June 16, 2021.

“Bryce Harper”, baseball-reference.com, June 18, 2021.

“Jean Segura”, baseball-reference.com, June 18, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, June 18, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv, June 18, 2021.


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