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The Phillies have announced that Kyle Schwarber will be out for an undisclosed period of time and will miss the upcoming series against the New York Mets

In the fifth inning, infielder Edmundo Sosa replaced catcher Kyle Schwarber. But he appeared to not be in any discomfort.

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On Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins 3-0, snapping a seven-game winning streak.

As if being blanked wasn’t bad enough for the Phillies, star outfielder Kyle Schwarber left with a calf strain and didn’t return.

In the fifth inning, after Schwarber walked, the team substituted infielder Edmundo Sosa for him as a pinch runner. Schwarber suffered a mild calf strain and is day-to-day, according to the Phillies’ postgame report.

Kyle Schwarber has a slight calf strain on the right side. It’s business as usual for him. — Tim Kelly (@TimKellySports) on Twitter 11 August 2022

This isn’t the best time for Schwarber to be injured, but his timing could be worse.

The Phillies won’t want to risk losing their All-Star left fielder for an extended period of time while they’re in the thick of the NL wild card race. Therefore, Schwarber might be sidelined for at least part of the season’s most crucial series.

The Phillies begin a crucial three-game road series against the National League East’s New York Mets on Friday.

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The Mets are currently 7.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in their division, with the Philadelphia Phillies 10.5 games back.

In their season-long series with New York, Philadelphia holds a meager 3-9 record. The Mets defeated the Phillies 3-0 in a three-game series at Citi Field at the end of May.

The Phillies have won five in a row, and 15 of their last 17. They’ll try to slow down the red-hot Mets. On the other hand, this weekend the Phillies will have to face Max Scherzer and Jacob DeGrom. Without Schwarber, the Phillies already face an uphill battle.

With 34 home runs, Schwarber is the NL leader. This season the 29-year-old is batting.212/.314/.504 with 69 RBI in 108 games.

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