RING IT: Phillies bats shine on alumni day, sweep Nats in 13-1 win
The Phillies crushed the Nats once again, as the longball and a gem from Aaron Nola lead the team to a 4-game sweep.
- Winning Pitcher: Aaron Nola
- Losing Pitcher: Cory Abbott
Aaron Nola threw great for the Fightins on Sunday afternoon, going 6 innings, allowing just five hits and one earned run, and striking out five. Cory Abbott got knocked up by the Phils, allowing seven hits and seven earned runs in just three and two-thirds.
The offense has capped off one of their best series of the season crushing 14 home runs and 36 runs in just four games. They got on the board early once again today, as Darick Hall stepped to the plate in the bottom half of the 2nd.
Alec Bohm would walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, pushing the scoring to 2-0. The team really got going in the bottom of the 4th, with three home runs from Nick Maton, Rhys Hoskins, and Darick Hall pushing the score to 7-0.
The Nationals would get one back off Aaron Nola in the top of the 5th thanks to an RBI single from former Phillie Cesar Hernandez, pushing the score to 7-1.
Rhys Hoskins was hit in the forearm in the bottom of the 6th inning, and although it was an accident from Erasmo Ramirez, Bryce Harper was not happy about the situation. Hoskins would eventually signal a “no worries” sign to Ramirez.
Nick Maton moved the scoring to 8-1 in the 7th with an RBI single that scored Bryson Stott.
Seranthony Dominguez would enter the game in the 8th, after a shutdown inning from Connor Brogdon in the 7th. Was Seranthony needed today? No. But it’s important to make sure these guys’ arms are still staying loose, especially in a series that they haven’t really thrown at all.
Bryson Stott continued to swing his hot bat as he stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the 8th with the bases loaded and ripped a bases-clearing double to move the score to 11-1 in favor of the Phillies.
Brandon Marsh would knock in Bryson Stott to move the score to 12-1, and Nick Maton pushed it to 13-1 just one batter later.
David Robertson would come into the game in the 9th and close it out with no problem.
13-1 Final. Get the brooms out, baby.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies, winners of 5 games in a row, welcome the Marlins to town for a 3-game series, kicking off on Tuesday. Zack Wheeler is set to get the ball.