A tough loss as the Phillies score enough to win most nights. The good and bad tonight can be summed up pretty much as
The bad: Arrieta
The good: Pretty much everything else.
Sadly, the lack of faith in the bullpen may have contributed to leaving Arrieta in too long or for not pinch hitting for him when that seemed like a possible move. The bullpen tonight pitched 3.2 innings of scoreless ball giving up only the one hit with two out in the 8th.
Win tomorrow and take the series. Climbing back to first place in the NL East may be a slow process but I expect them to be able to do it.