Harper 0 for 4 in return from surgical treatment as Dodgers top Phils 13-1

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LOS ANGELES (AP)-- Bryce Harper's return to the Philadelphia Phillies schedule obtained off to a rough start. The two-time NL MVP went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts in his return just 160 days after Tommy John surgery, as well as Philadelphia shed to the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-1 on Tuesd

 " I was excited to be back, but not the video game we wished to have," Harper claimed. "Simply obtained to keep going and also keep plugging along. " When Harper had surgery on Nov. 23, the Phillies claimed he was anticipated to return around the All-Star break in mid-July. He was cleared to play after an appointment with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday early morning. ElAttrache had done the surgery. Coming back however and facing Uras in his first game was a tough task for Harper. After Tuesday's video game he is 3 for 14 against the left-hander and has actually started out 7 times. Harper saw breaking rounds on 9 of 16 lend a hand his four at-bats. " I seem like my time is respectable. It's just pitch choice today," Harper stated. Uras threw 7 slurves out his 13 join in three at-bats to Harper and said his strategy was to mix his option. " He's extremely starving after missing all that time. I knew he was mosting likely to come as well as be hostile," Uras said. Miguel Vargas had four hits as the Dodgers scored 13 runs for the 2nd straight evening and also set a season high with 17 hits. Uras had sixth double-digit strikeout game of his big organization career as he primarily silenced a Phillies' offense that entered 3rd in the majors with a. 271 batting average. The only hit the left-hander allowed was a home run to Trea Turner to lead off the fourth inning. Turner was with the Dodgers for 11/2 periods before authorizing with Philadelphia during the offseason. The dominant trip additionally snapped a three-game losing touch for Uras (4-3). He won his very first 3 starts before dropping his next 3, consisting of allowing six runs in his last outing on April 27 at Pittsburgh. " I was extremely regular today. Getting the first-pitch strike was essential," Uras stated. "There are a couple things I got during bullpen sessions. I felt means a lot more constant in my mechanics. " Phillies manager Rob Thomson stated he was pleased with Harper's bat speed and also his technique on the at-bats. "I believed he got on a lot of pitches. There's going to be some timing stuff and also recognizing damaging balls and also points like that," Thomson said. "I thought he was great, he stated he felt great. " It is yet you need to hammer out it which's what he is intending on doing. It should not take lengthy before he obtains up to speed. Vargas as well as Mookie Betts both drove in 3 runs, as well as Freddie Freeman had a two-run homer in the 8th. " I assumed Uras was in strike state of mind. He carried everything the way with seven innings," supervisor Dave Roberts stated. "We're playing excellent baseball on both sides. People backwards and forwards the lineup took some great at-bats. " Betts had 3 hits as well as is 9 for 21 over the past five video games. His two-run solitary on a complete count off Matt Strahm (2-3) in the 2nd inning just got under the handwear cover of Phillies 2nd baseman Bryson Stott and extended the Dodgers' cause 3-0. Betts then lined an RBI base struck to center in the 4th to make it 4-1. Los Angeles broke it open with 4 runs in the seventh inning. Chris Taylor doubled to left area with the bases loaded to drive in a pair and Vargas added a two-run double later in the frame. The Dodgers added five in the 8th. Besides Freeman's homer, James Outman, Vargas and Miguel Rojas drove in runs on base hits. INSTRUCTOR'S ROOMPhillies: LHP Ranger Surez (left lower arm) tossed 2 scoreless innings in a rain-shortened rehab appearance for Triple A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Surez did some throwing in the bullpen as well as tossed 54 pitches complete. He is expected to make two more rehab looks. .. RHP Nick Nelson (strained left hamstring) quit one unearned run in 5 innings in a rehab begin for Double-A Reading. Dodgers: The earliest DH J. D. Martinez (lower back tightness) is anticipated to be back is Monday, when Los Angeles opens up a three-game collection at Milwaukee. UP NEXTPhillies RHP Aaron Nola (2-2, 4. 46 ERA) takes a 2-0 document against the Dodgers RHP Gavin Stone will certainly make his major-league debut for Los Angeles In: MLB Los Angeles Philadelphia Phillies Sports Baseball Bryce Harper Los Angeles Dodgers. Dodgers Store

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