Gabe Kapler starts Jean Segura at SS

Andrew Porter
June 20, 2019 - 3:18 pm

Jean Segura is starting at shortstop and batting in the five-hole tonight, despite what happened last night. 

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For the second time in less than a month, Segura did not hustle out of the box. The incident sparked a heated debate between Angelo Cataldi and Gabe Kapler.

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On Wednesday, it happened again. Segura jogged after making contact with the ball in the first inning. Segura thought his flare to left field would be caughts, but it dropped in for a hit. Had Segura been running at full speed out of the box he likely would have been on second with a double and only one out in, what turned out to be, a close game. 

The Phillies ended up losing to Max Scherzer and the Nats 2-0. 

“I don’t have an excuse,” Segura said after the game. “That can’t happen.” Kapler called it "unacceptable."

The other thing to note about the starting lineup is Bryce Harper is leading off.