PHILS HARPER (BACK) AND SEGURA (GROIN) DINGED VS. DODGERS

By Sam Bush

The Phillies lost more than a game last night at Dodger Stadium.

They fell five games behind the first-place Mets in NL East, and two of their best hitters suffered injuries.

Bryce Harper left the game with tightness in his lower back in the fourth inning.

Jean Segura left the game with a left groin injury in the ninth.

“It’s tough,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “We need some guys to step up tomorrow. I’m not sure exactly what this means. But we’re going to need some guys to step up tomorrow.”

Harper tweaked his back taking a swing in the fourth inning. It seemed clear that something was wrong because he stepped out of the box and took a long time to return to finish the at-bat. He struck out swinging and the Phillies immediately removed him from the game.

“He didn’t look right to me,” Girardi said.

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