Phillies win 12-6 in a 4.5 hour game against the Nationals
It took four and a half hours, for the Phillies to close out a weekend series with the Washington Nationals. At the end of the day, the Phillies were able to come back from an early three run deficit to beat the Nats 12-6.
There were three significant delays in the game. The first, coming from umpire Brian O’Nora, who had to leave the game due to illness. The second came in the third inning, when Nationals’ pitcher Austin Voth was hit in the face with a 90mph fastball. The third, and actually funny delay, came when the netting collapsed in the 8th inning, causing a 20 minute and 21 second delay.
Vincent Velasquez didn’t pitch well today. He threw 30 pitches in the third inning, hit two batters, and allowed a run on back-to-back singles from Trea Turner and Juan Soto. On the day, Vinny pitched four innings, allowing four hits, three earned runs, and a walk while striking out four.
The Phillies would fall behind 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning before they were able to turn things around. They scored seven runs in the fourth thanks to a string of hits, walks, and mistakes made by the Nationals. Realmuto walked, Bryce reached base on an infield single, and Hoskins reached base on a dropped fly ball by Jordy Mercer to load the bases. Cutch hit an RBI single, and both Brad Miller and Alec Bohm worked bases loaded walks to tie the game. A few more runs scored on an errant fielders choice and a wild pitch. Odubel Herrera hit a two out, two-run single to end the Phillies rally.
The offense kept coming, as Brad Miller hit a two run home run to the second deck in right field and JT Realmuto hit his 100th career home run.
Phillies 3 Stars of the Game
JT Realmuto: 2-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
Andrew McCutchen: 2-4, RBI, 2B, 2 R, K
Brad Miller: 1-2, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB
The Phillies won the series against the Nationals and improved to 28-30 on the season. They have the day off tomorrow and will face the Braves at home for three straight games Tuesday-Wednesday. They will have Zach Eflin, Aaron Nola, and Zack Wheeler on the mound against the Braves.