Phillies double up Nationals. The red hot Phils had to come from behind but, they scored a dozen runs to bring their six-game total to an eye-opening, 47 runs which improve their record to 68-64 and keeps pressure on the Atlanta Braves. Wahington, mired in a miserable slump, drops to a dismal 55-74. Philadelphia got production up and down the line-up in this one.
The Nats jumped out to a 3-0 lead when Lane Thomas ripped a double to score Luis Garcia in the second inning. Ryan Zimmerman added a double of his own. This chase home Josh Bell giving the home team a 2-0 advantage before another double. This one of the ground rule variety from Luis Garcia brought Zimmerman home another run. That quick, it was a 3-0 contest.
With Bryce Harper on base, Andrew McCutchen crushed a 399-foot moon shot that closed it to 3-2. In the bottom of the inning, Carter Kieboom got the two runs back with a 406-foot shot that brought home Lane Thomas who had walked and Philly found themselves trailing, 5-2.
Jorge Bonifacio knocked in Jean Segura on a fielder’s choice that made it 5-3 in the fifth.
The Phillies bats suddenly came to life and they would blow the game wide open with a monster sixth inning with Rafael Marchan scoring Matt Vierans with another two-run blast, Nick Maton and Freddy Galvis crossed the plate off a Bryce Harper hit.
Andrew McCutchen connected for an RBI double that plated Jean Segura with a pinch hitter, Odubel Herrara singling and Mc Cutchen crossing the plate. The 6 run uprising pushed it to a 9-5 affair. Brad Miller slammed a pinch-hit two-run shot to make it 11-5. Jean Segura came home on a wild pitch and it was “close it out’ time. Washington wasn’t going down without scratching and clawing and Kelbert Ruiz brought home, Juan Soto, on a fielders choice.
Matt Moore got the start and went 3 innings with 6 hits, 5 earned runs, 5 walks with a pair of strike-outs with 82 pitches, and was followed by Bailey Falter, Sam Coonrod, Jose Alvarado, Hector Neris, and Enyel De Los Santos. The same two teams go at it again Wednesday. Phillies double up Nationals.