Where were these double plays the last time out for Ranger? Getting 6+ out of him today is big.
Just cannot stand seeing a 4 pitch walk, especially after the DP gives him two outs. In fairness, Suarez has had pitches at or just off the strike zone routinely called balls. No breaks at all from the ump.
Ball in dirt (84.5 mph changeup)Foul (93.1 mph four-seam fastball)In play, run(s) (92.6 mph four-seam fastball)
Josh Bell homers (9) on a fly ball to right field. Nelson Cruz scores.
Philadelphia Phillies 5 - Washington Nationals 3
The walk puts the extra run into the Nationals' column.
Ball (92.4 mph sinker)Mound Visit.In play, no out (93. mph sinker)
Maikel Franco singles on a line drive to center fielder Odubel Herrera.
Not well hit but another runner on base. Looks like that is all for Suarez today. Sure would have been nice to make Cruz put the ball in play and hope for an out.
Game now back in play with the tying run at the plate.
Brogdon on to try to get the third out.
Mound Visit.Pitching Change: Connor Brogdon replaces Ranger Suarez.In play, no out (83.5 mph changeup)
Luis Garcia singles on a ground ball to shortstop Didi Gregorius. Maikel Franco to 2nd.
Ground ball to short but no play because the shift left nobody close enough to get a force play at second. Normal defense, easy out.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Keibert Ruiz replaces Riley Adams.Called strike (83.2 mph changeup)In play, out(s) (90.1 mph cutter)
Keibert Ruiz flies out to right fielder Nick Castellanos.
Keibert Ruiz remains in the game as the catcher.Ball (89.2 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (90.6 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (91.5 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (90.5 mph four-seam fastball)
Bryce Harper walks.
Nice to see the Phillies the beneficiary of the 4 pitch walk.
Ball in dirt (82.5 mph changeup)Pickoff Attempt 1BBall (79.4 mph curveball)Ball (90.4 mph four-seam fastball)Wild pitch by pitcher Evan Lee. Bryce Harper to 2nd.Mound Visit.Ball (89.5 mph four-seam fastball)
Nick Castellanos walks. Bryce Harper to 3rd. Wild pitch by pitcher Evan Lee. Bryce Harper to 3rd.
Another 4 pitch walk. Two wild pitches. Ball four off plate by six feet.
Carl Edwards, Jr., the new pitcher.
Injury Delay.Pitching Change: Carl Edwards Jr. replaces Evan Lee.Ball (93.5 mph four-seam fastball)Pickoff Attempt 3BBall in dirt (80.2 mph curveball)Ball in dirt (90.3 mph changeup)Ball (95. mph four-seam fastball)
Didi Gregorius walks. Nick Castellanos to 2nd.
A 4 pitch walk. So far, 12 balls and no strikes from the Nats' pitchers.
LoneStarNatsFan is somewhere melting down right now. LOL
Ball (80.3 mph curveball)Called strike (90. mph changeup)Ball (94.4 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (94.4 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (95. mph four-seam fastball)
Odubel Herrera called out on strikes.
Swinging strike (blocked) (79.8 mph curveball)Ball in dirt (81.5 mph curveball)Ball (94.7 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (94.5 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (81.2 mph curveball)Ball (94.8 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (94.1 mph four-seam fastball)
Alec Bohm called out on strikes.
Two incredibly bad at bats with the bases loaded.
Foul (94.2 mph four-seam fastball)Swinging strike (82. mph curveball)Foul (81.4 mph curveball)Called strike (95.1 mph four-seam fastball)
Bryson Stott called out on strikes.