Nationals lose a close one to Philadelphia

Stephen Thompson

The Nationals dropped their second game in a row to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon. Just like Saturday, the Nats were put in a deficit early on.

The Phillies scored first in the 2nd inning with a Freddy Galvis RBI that sent first baseman Tommy Joseph home. They later went on to add two more runs in the 5th inning, making the score 3-0.

The Nats tied the game in the top of the 9th inning with a three-run home run from first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Unfortunately, a Chris Hernadez single led to Daniel Nava scoring for the Phillies in the bottom of the 9th inning.

The Nationals lost a close game after not scoring for eight straight innings. Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings while allowing three runs while striking out eight.

Washington (3-3), will travel home to face the St Louis Cardinals on Monday.

 

Stephen Thompson

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