Lively crushed a two-run home run to right-center field against D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray in a 9-2 loss. It was the first homer of Lively's career, and he became the first Phillies pitcher to homer in a game since Chad Billingsley on May 10, 2015, and the first Phillies rookie pitcher to homer in a game since Tyler Green on Aug. 23, 1995.
"I was pretty pumped up about that," Lively said. "Then I kind of stayed a little too pumped up."
After Lively's homer handed the Phillies a 2-1 lead -- it was the first time the Phillies scored their only runs on a pitcher's homer since Cliff Lee went deep on July 9, 2011 -- he allowed a game-tying run in the bottom of the fourth, a run to lose the lead in the fifth and two more runs in the sixth.
Lively allowed seven hits, five runs (four earned) and one home run in 5 1/3 innings. He walked none and struck out none.
"I was getting squeezed on some pitches down in the zone and it got me a little bit more … I wouldn't say really frustrated, but just going, going, going," he said. "I kind of let the speed of the game catch up to me and I usually don't let that happen and I made some bad pitches."