RING IT: Phillies beat the Nats 7-2; Gibson masterclass and 5 homers lead the way
The Phillies got a huge win on Friday night thanks to the longball and a Kyle Gibson masterclass.
- Winning Pitcher: Kyle Gibson
- Losing Pitcher: Josiah Gray
Kyle Gibson absolutely dominated the Nationals tonight, going perfect through six. He finished the game with 8 innings pitched, allowing just two hist and one earned run. Josiah Gray got roughed up, going just four innings, allowing five hits, 6 earned runs, and three walks.
The Phillies now sit at 58-48, and to be quite honest, I couldn’t tell you the last time this team was 10 games over .500. The Nationals fall to a whopping 36-72 on the year.
A Hot Start for the Phillies
The Phillies got the scoring started early and often, as a home run from Rhys Hoskins, Nick Castellanos, and Darick Hall got the lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the 1st inning.
Rhys Hoskins gets the boys going early
Nick Castellanos is HOT
Darick Hall’s tank shot to right field
A four-run, four-hit top of the 1st set the tone, but the offense didn’t stop after that. JT Realmuto stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the third and joined in on the home-run fun.
Kyle Gibson took his perfect game all the way into the 7th inning but unfortunately lost it off a hit-by-pitch, followed by a single from Robles. Bryson Stott ended up making one hell of a play to secure a quick two-outs, which led to the third and final out just a few pitches later.
Who else wants to join the home run fun? Kyle Schwarber stepped up to the plate in the 7th inning and got one on the board himself, taking him to 34 HRs on the year, the leader in the national league.
Kyle Gibson would load the bases and let up a sacrifice fly, taking the score to 7-1. Gibson got out of the 8th immediately after and got a standing ovation as he left the field, finishing his night with 105 pitches. Brad Hand would enter into the game in the 9th and would allow one run. Hand would eventually close it out, pushing the Phillies to their third-straight win.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies look to secure a series win on Saturday at 6:05 EST. Ranger Suarez (7-5, 3.60 ERA) gets the ball for the Fightins, going up against Patrick Corbin (4-15, 6.57 ERA).