Phillies Outlast Nationals, 7-5

Phillies outlast the Nationals in a huge victory. A wild ninth inning saw the Philadelphia Phillies wage an impressive comeback at Nationals Park in Washington. Odubel Herrera gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with a big home run. Andrew Stevenson matched a blast of his own that knotted things up at 1-1. Jean Segura would score on a wild pitch but Philly couldn’t hold the lead with Ryan Zimmerman scoring a pair on a single to left.

The rivals went to the white knuckle ninth that was started when Ronald Torreyes singled off Washington pitcher, Gabe Klobosits. Travis Jankowski worked a walk with Wander Suero taking the mound to face Jean Segurs who promptly roped a double scoring Torreyes to knot it at 3-3. Bryce Harper was given an intentional pass setting the stage for JT Realmuto who promptly slashed a two-run single. Pinch Hitter, Luke Williams struck but Alec Bohm would plate Harper with a single.

A bizarre double play, first to short back to first, resulted in Realmuto scoring before the third out and Philly was up, 7-3. Newly acquired, Ian Kennedy came in to finish off the Nationals. He surrendered a two-run homer to get the bench squirming. No further damage was done and Philadelphia gutted one out.

Pitching

Following the season-long script, Joe Girardi used five pitchers with Ranger Suarez getting the start. He went 3 innings allowing only a walk and striking out one. Hector Neris followed with a two-inning stint allowing one hit with a pair of strikeouts. Enyel De Los Santos gave up a hit, one run, and one strikeout. Next up was Jose Alvardo who got hit around a bit with 2 runs on 2 hits in just 2/3 of an inning. Archie Bradley followed allowing just one hit in 1 2/3 innings, the aforementioned Kennedy mopped up with 1 hit and 2 runs. Phillies outlast the Nationals in a huge victory.

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