Phillies drop game one to the Nationals in the doubleheader. After having Wednesday’s game postponed due to Covid issues with the Nationals. this lead to an unscheduled twin bill was on tap for Thursday. Game 1 featured a good old-fashioned pitching duel between the Nats, Max Scherzer, and the Phils Zack Wheeler.
Scherzer, the topic of many trade rumors, pitched his final game before the 4 pm Friday trade deadline. Scherzer was his usual stellar self going 6 innings allowing just 3 Philadelphia hits. one of which was a JT Realmuto homerun and Scherzer got the best of Wheeler in this one, 3-1.
Gerardo Parro notched a sac fly in the second inning to get the Nats the 1-0 lead. JT Realmuto clubbed his homer in the fourth to even the score at 1. It stayed that way until Yan Gomes planted a two-run shot in the top of the seventh to supply the difference. Wheeler got a rare complete game with his 7 innings allowing 7 hits, 2 walks while striking out 5.
With the deadline looming a few moves have been made. A guy that would have looked good in a Phillies uniform, Sterling Marte, was shipped to Oakland in exchange for Jesus Luzardo. Milwaukee added Eduardo Escoba from Arizona in exchange for Minor League outfielder, Cooper Hummell. The Nationals acquired Catcher, Riley Adams from The Blue Jays in exchange for Brad Hand.
One big trade involved the Yankees and the Texas Rangers. New York sent, 2B Ezequiel Duran, SS Josh Smith, INF/CF, Trevor Hauve, and RHP Glenn Otto, with the Bronx Bombers adding, OF Joey Gallo, LHP Joely Rodriquez. More trades as we get them. Phillies drop game one to the Nationals.