Phillies fall flat in DC and lose to the Nationals 5-1 yet again.
With Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola on the mound., the Phillies have lost two straight games to the Washington Nationals.
Nationals’ pitcher Austin Voth entered the day 0-5 with a 7.17 ERA in 9 starts this season. Voth had never pitched more than 5 innings in any start. Today, he threw his first career complete game shutout against the Phillies, allowing only 3 hits and striking out seven.
Voth and the Nationals defeated the Phillies 5-1 for the second day in a row. The Phillies desperately needed a quick turnaround with Nola on the mound in the 1st game of the double header. It didn’t happen. Nola threw 6 innings, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs. 3 of the runs were earned.
Pitching wouldn’t even crack the top 3 things on the list of issues for the Phillies over the past 24 hours. The most glaring issue for the Phillies has been their offense, which has completely disappeared over the last 3 games. The Phillies are 0-3 with a .205 BA. They have scored 5 runs, hit only 1 home run, and have struck out 32 times. They are 1 for 12 with RISP.
The Phillies are now tied with Milwaukee and San Francisco for the last wild card spot in the National League.
David Hale will start game two of the double header for the Phillies. He will face Nationals’ pitcher Paolo Espino. He has hasn’t pitched in Major League Baseball since 2017.
Much like Sanchez and Voth, this should be a hittable pitcher, but after the last two games does anyone know what type of game we’ll see from the Phillies?
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Phillies