Former Razorback Drew Smyly strong in Phillies debut

Former Razorback Drew Smyly strong in Phillies debut

Drew Smyly made his first start with the Phillies, allowing one run and four hits in six innings. He also struck out eight.

The 30-year-old lefty was 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA in nine starts and four relief appearances this year for Texas, which released him on June 25. The former Razorback signed a minor league contract with Milwaukee on July 1, went 1-0 with a 4.97 ERA in three starts for Triple-A San Antonio, then on Thursday exercised his right to be released.

The Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday on Rhys Hoskins’ home run in the 11th inning.