Bryce Harper smashes a solo home run to right field, giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning
Middle relievers are the most anonymous players in the game and throughout his time with the Phillies in 2019 and 2020, Alvarez was a pretty anonymous guy, flying under the radar even though he was one of the few arms getting outs in a bullpen that, as we all know, had trouble getting them. On August 20 of last season, Alvarez got his last out with the Phillies. And he also surrendered his anonymity.
EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: John Gant (0-1, 3.00 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 8 strikeouts) Phillies: Aaron Nola (0-1, 3.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 18 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -191, Cardinals +161; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals visit the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Phillies went 19-13 on their home field in 2020. Philadelphia averaged 8.3 hits with 3.0 extra base hits per game and 82 total home runs last year.