RING IT: Phillies clobber the Nats early, win their 4th straight game 11-5
The Phillies’ offense stayed hot on Saturday night, as an 11-5 win pushed the team to their fourth win in a row and secured a series win.
- Winning Pitcher: Ranger Suarez
- Losing Pitcher: Patrick Corbin
Ranger Suarez was dominant in his time on the field, allowing just one earned run and five hits in 5 1/3 total innings. Patrick Corbin didn’t make it out of the first inning, going just two-thirds and allowing six earned runs and five hits, along with two walks.
Rhys Hoskins got the scoring going early, crushing his third first-inning homer in a row 440 feet into the left-field stands.
Matt Vierling got the start in center tonight over Brandon Marsh, with left-hander Patrick Corbin on the mound. Vierling stepped up to the plate with Alec Bohm and Nick Castellanos on base and sent a no-doubter into the left-field stands.
Vierling’s homer made it 4-0, but the first-inning fun didn’t stop there. Bryson Stott stepped to the plate with Jean Segura and Edmundo Sosa on base and knocked the first triple of his major-league career to make it a 6-0 game.
Early and often has been the motto for the Phillies offense recently, and it hasn’t disappointed. After finally getting out of the first inning, the Phillies got right back to work in the bottom half of the second. RBIs from JT Realmuto, Nick Castellanos, and Edmundo Sosa pushed the Phillies’ lead to 9-0.
Back to Back Days with a JT Realmuto Triple!
Nicky C stays hot.
Edmundo Sosa’s first hit as a Phillie.
There wasn’t any more scoring until the Top of the 6th, when Luke Voit cracked a HR off of Ranger Suarez into the right-field stands, pushing the game to 9-1.
The Nationals continued to chip back once Ranger Suarez exited, as Nick Nelson allowed a two-run single to left field, in addition to a fielder’s choice to second base. Nick Nelson did get out of the inning, leaving the score at 9-4.
JT Realmuto stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the 6th with Alec Bohm on first base and got those runs right back, pushing the score to 11-4 in favor of the Phillies. With JT’s homer, he’s officially the first catcher in baseball history to triple and homer in back-to-back games.
Also…What a catch by Andrew Bellatti in the bullpen!
Andrew Bellatti entered the game in the Top of the 7th and allowed a sacrifice fly, pushing the game to 11-5, followed by a quick appearance from Jose Alvarado in the top of the 8th.
Nick Maton would get his first inning in the field since his nasty injury after robbing Mike Trout with a heroic catch, subbing in for Jean Segura in the 9th inning. Corey Knebel entered the game in the 9th and would get into a little trouble but get out of the inning with no runs allowed in the end.
11-5 Final. Ring it.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies take the field on Sunday at 1:35, as Aaron Nola looks to lead the Fightins to a series sweep against the Nats, who will send Cory Abbott to the rubber.