The Philadelphia Phillies dropped the last of the three game series with the NL East rival Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon by a score of 11-2. The Phillies had Domonic Brown back in the starting lineup Sunday afternoon for the first time since August 30th, but unfortunately it didn't matter much, as Jordan Zimmerman and the Nationals beat up on Tyler Cloyd and the Phillies. Cloyd again did not make it past the fifth inning, as Wilson Ramos and the Nationals' offense attacked the Phillies pitching. Ramos went 4-4 and had 5 RBI on the afternoon.
The Phillies held a 2-1 lead after three innings, receiving offensive contributions from Kevin Frandsen and Chase Utley to plate the two runs. However, like many of his outings this season, Tyler Cloyd ran into trouble in the middle innings. Today, the fourth inning was where it went wrong for the young righty, as Ian Desmond, Wilson Ramos, and even Jordan Zimmerman plated runs for Washington. Cloyd would last 4+ innings, allow 10 hits, 5 earned runs, and struck out just one.
The Nationals added runs in the fifth and sixth innings, before a monster 5-run seventh inning put the nail in the Phillies' coffin. Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos again drove in runs for the Nationals, each with two-run singles in the inning. Denard Span added an RBI single of his own to put Washington up 11-2.
While the Nationals' bats were hot, the Phillies bats certainly were not, in part due to a strong outing from Jordan Zimmerman. No runs were scored against Zimmerman or any of the Washington pitchers after the third inning. In 7 innings, Zimmerman allowed 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and struck out 7, while picking up his 18th win of the season.
The Phillies, who nailed down a 5-4 win Saturday night against the Nationals, lose two out the three games between these two teams in the final series between the NL East rivals this season. The Phillies lose their 80th game of the year to go with just 69 wins, while the Nationals remain in Wild Card contention, moving to 79-70.
In his return to the starting lineup, Domonic Brown went 1 for 4 with a double, a run scored, and three strikeouts. Brown played the entire game, a good sign that his Achilles injury is healed.
After just the three road games this weekend in Washington, the Miami Marlins come to Philadelphia for the first of a three game set on Monday. Both teams are way out of playoff contention, but the Marlins hold a 55-93 record going into Sunday's game, worst in the National League.
Washington – Wilson Ramos, Catcher: 4-4, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R
Washington – Ian Desmond, Shortstop: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R
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