WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinch-hitter Rhys Hoskins singled residence the go-ahead run within the tenth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Saturday for his or her fifteenth win in 17 video games.
The Phillies are a season-high 5 video games over .500 and 14-2 since firing former supervisor Joe Girardi on June 3.
“Get to .500, now you’re looking at (going five games over),” Philadelphia interim supervisor Rob Thomson stated. “Get to five over, now you’re looking at 10.”
The last-place Nationals misplaced on the day they retired the No. 11 of organizational stalwart Ryan Zimmerman in entrance of a sellout crowd of 42,730.
Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola pitched eight shutout innings for the second time in three begins. He allowed 4 hits and struck out eight.
“Changeup felt pretty good,” Nola stated. “Better than usual. Got some early outs, quick innings.”
Washington starter Josiah Gray pitched one-hit ball for six scoreless innings.
“You know, we’re in a little rut right now, but about a week before we were playing pretty good baseball,” Gray stated. “So continue to get back to those winning ways and we’re going to get there soon. We’re all putting the work in. I’m sure the fans are going to start coming more and more as the weather starts heating up and we get back to our winning ways. “
In the Washington ninth, pinch-hitter Lane Thomas had a two-out single on a 2-2 slider from Brad Hand (2-1) that scored Juan Soto with the tying run.
Hoskins’ hit up the center off Reed Garrett (0-1) scored computerized runner Matt Vierling from second. Philadelphia then loaded the bases with no outs, however didn’t rating once more.
Seranthony Domínguez recorded his first save of the 12 months by pitching a scoreless tenth.
Yairo Muñoz homered within the Phillies seventh off Erasmo Ramirez.
Gray struck out 4, walked three and threw a career-high 117 pitches. He retired Bryson Stott on a comebacker with two runners on base to complete his outing and exalted on his manner again to the dugout. Stott slammed his bat after the grounder.
Washington put two runners on base within the sixth earlier than Nelson Cruz struck out. Nola’s effectivity – 71 pitches in six innings – allowed him to stay within the recreation and helped Philadelphia keep scorching.
“Winning is fun,” Nola said. “Losing is not ever fun. The more you win, the more fun you have, the better it is. It’s pretty simple.”
PHILLIES MAKE A SWAP
Philadelphia traded RHP James Norwood to the Boston Red Sox for money concerns. Norwood, 28, began 5 video games and appeared in 20 whole this season for Philadelphia. He had an 8.31 ERA.
Phillies: OF Bryce Harper (blister) was scratched from the beginning lineup. Philadelphia supervisor Rob Thomson stated Harper’s blister is close to the bottom of his left index finger and “blew up” on him in a single day.
Nationals: LHP Evan Lee (left flexor pressure) was positioned on the 15-day disabled record Saturday. RHP Andres Machado was recalled to take Lee’s place on the roster.
Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (2-4, 3.98 ERA), who has a 7.13 ERA in away video games, makes his twelfth begin of the season.
Nationals: RHP Jackson Tetreault (0-1, 15.75 ERA) makes his second profession begin.
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