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.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.

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