Haseley’s first hit lifts scrambling Phils over Padres 7-5
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adam Haseley and Andrew McCutchen shared a quiet moment in the Philadelphia clubhouse on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Heasley made his big league debut a day earlier because of McCutchen’s season-ending knee injury.
“He said congrats,” Haseley recalled. I’m just excited to be here, but it’s terrible for Cutch.”
“I think it was one of the most important wins of the year,” Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. “It would have been easy to quit and go back home and lick our wounds on the off day. But I thought our guys fought until the very last out and that was a really impressive victory for us and the momentum of our club.”
Haseley made his major league debut Tuesday as the center fielder for the NL East-leading Phillies, who are scrambling to reconfigure their outfield. Odúbel Herrera has been on administrative leave since May 28 while he is investigated under baseball’s domestic violence policy, and McCutchen tore his left ACL on Monday. Philadelphia acquired Jay Bruce from Seattle on Sunday.
Haseley was promoted from Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on May 29. He was 0 for 4 in his Phillies debut and went 1 for 3 with a walk on Wednesday, batting eighth in the order both days.
After the game Haseley was engulfed by his wife, parents and other family.
“It’s just weird all the things that have happened so fast,” Haseley said. “A week ago I was sitting in Reading and now I’m here. It’s pretty crazy.”
Craig Stammen (4-2) walked Scott Kingery with two outs in the eighth, and Haseley sliced a sinker for an opposite-field double down the left-field line. Pinch-hitter Andrew Knapp followed with an RBI single for Philadelphia, which won its second straight after a season-high five-game losing streak.
“It was an all blur honestly,” Haseley said. “I was just trying to put the ball in the play. It was 0-2 and all I was thinking was just trying to stay alive. All three pitches were away and it was running a lot so I was just looking over there.”
Philadelphia trailed 5-2 in the seventh when César Hernández hit a run-scoring triple off Trey Wingenter. Bryce Harper greeted Stammen with an RBI double and scored the tying run on Jean Segura’s single.
“It was definitely a heart attack moment in the dugout,” Kapler said.
San Diego’s Cal Quantrill, a son of former-Padre Paul Quantrill, allowed two runs and five hits in five innings.
“I’m really excited to see him throw the baseball like that,” Padres manager Andy Green said.
Philadelphia’s Jake Arrieta gave up five runs, seven hits and five walks in a season-low 4 2/3 innings.
Josh Naylor also homered for the Phillies and Myers went deep for the Padres.
Phillies: RHP Seranthony Dominguez (elbow) was removed from the game in the eighth inning after three batters and 14 pitches. He is to have tests when the team returns to Philadelphia.
Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (5-5, 3.02) will open a three-game series against visiting Cincinnati on Friday. He is 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA in two career starts against the Reds.
Padres: LHP Joey Lucchesi (4-3, 3.96) will face the visiting Nationals to start a four-game series.