Phillies humiliated 13-4 in game 1 of Saturday doubleheader with Nats
The Phillies ran out Kyle Gibson who promptly allowed 7 earned runs in a humiliating 13-4 loss to the Nationals in Game 1 of Saturday’s crucial double header.
Nationals (55-102) Beat Phillies (84-72)
- Winning Pitcher: Aníbal Sanchez (4-6, 4.28)
- Losing Pitcher: Kyle Gibson (10-8, 5.05)
That’s a terrible loss for a Phillies team that is usually so good when they score first. However, it doesn’t matter who scores first when you essentially got torpedoed by Kyle Gibson in one of his worst starts of the season.
The extra time off due to the postponed game last night didn’t help the Phillies one bit.
Gibson couldn’t have picked a worse time to blow up then a game that is essentially a must-win with the Milwaukee Brewers breathing down the neck of the Phillies. Gibson allowed 7 earned runs on 8 hits with 6 of those runs coming in the first two innings of the game.
Gibson stayed in the game and settled down managing to complete 6 innings, but the damage had been done. There was a zero percent chance that this Phillies lineup in their current funk was going to outscore even the Nationals.
That has to be the last time we will see Kyle Gibson barring an appearance in Houston coming out of the bullpen. It would be malpractice for Rob Thompson to run out Gibson again after he has pitched to a 10.95 ERA in 24.2 innings since September 1st and allowed 7 runs or more in 3 of those 4 starts.
The Phillies fell to 1-4 in their 10-game road trip to finish the season and decide their postseason fate. To put it into perspective just how bad the Phillies have been so far in those 10 games, Nick Maton has pitched as often Jose Alvarado and Seranthony Dominguez.
Not a lot of time for the Phils to digest this terrible loss. They will make their best attempt to get the second game of the double header in tonight, with Noah Syndergaard set to face off against Tommy Romero.
Kyle Schwarber steals home as the Nationals randomly throw the ball around the infield.
Kyle Gibson gives up a 3-RBI double to former Phillies prospect Joey Meneses.
Just one batter later Luke Voit drives a high fastball for a 2-run home run to centerfield. Geeze.
Bryson Stott lays down a perfect bunt to drive in a run and beat the throw at first base.
Kyle Gibson gives up his second home run of the day to Joey Meneses in the 5th inning to extend the Nats lead.
Up Next for the Phillies
Due to Hurricane Ian, the Phillies will play a double header on Friday against the Nationals in Washington DC.
Game 2: Noah Syndergaard (9-10, 4.12) takes on TBD (0-0, 0.00) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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