Phillies win in walk-off fashion, 6-5. Spencer Howard once again showed he is neither a major league starter nor a major league pitch. He went 3 and 2/3 innings, surrendering 4 runs off 6 hits with a pair of strikeouts.
The drama unfolded with Washington grabbing a 4-0 leadoff Howard with RBI triples from Josh Bell and Josh Harrison. Gerardo Parra pushed it to a 3-0 game with Victor Robles getting it to 4 zip, Rhys Hoskins hammered a three-run shot and to the ninth inning, they would go with Archie Bradley on the mound for Philadelphia.
Bradley struggled with a 28 pitch inning started by an Alcides Escobar singled to right. This was followed by Trea Turner grounding to Bradley that the pitcher bobbled but a hit was rewarded placing runners at first and second. After a Juan Soto walk, Josh Bell hit a grounder to Didi Gregorius that the infielder couldn’t handle to seemingly put it out of control at 5-3.
Washington closer, Brad Hand came on to end the proceedings but it didn’t quite work as planned for the Nationals. Jean Segura picked up a double and was advanced to third on a wild pitch. JT Realmuto struck out bringing up Bryce Harper. Harper promptly walked putting runners on the corners for the always reliable, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen ended things in a dramatic fashion by taking Hand’s pitch over the wall for a thrilling 6-5 come from behind victory. Phillies win in walk-off fashion, 6-5.