Ball (88.8 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (70.1 mph curveball)Ball (82.8 mph changeup)Ball (80.8 mph slider)In play, out(s) (69.5 mph curveball)
Bryce Harper grounds into a force out, second baseman Luis Garcia to shortstop Trea Turner. Alec Bohm out at 2nd. Bryce Harper to 1st.
Ball (88.2 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (88.6 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (89.1 mph four-seam fastball)Foul tip (70.2 mph curveball)Pickoff Attempt 1BIn play, no out (89.5 mph four-seam fastball)
J.T. Realmuto singles on a fly ball to center fielder Michael A. Taylor. Bryce Harper to 3rd.
In play, out(s) (90.1 mph four-seam fastball)
Didi Gregorius grounds into a double play, second baseman Luis Garcia to shortstop Trea Turner to first baseman Eric Thames. J.T. Realmuto out at 2nd. Didi Gregorius out at 1st.
Called strike (80.8 mph slider)Swinging strike (88.7 mph sinker)In play, out(s) (80.9 mph slider)
Yadiel Hernandez flies out to center fielder Roman Quinn.
Michael A. Taylor
Mound Visit.Pitching Change: David Phelps replaces Adam Morgan.Called strike (92.7 mph sinker)Ball (80.2 mph knuckle curve)In play, no out (92.7 mph four-seam fastball)
Michael A. Taylor doubles (6) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Bryce Harper.
Called strike (81.6 mph knuckle curve)Ball (89.6 mph cutter)Ball in dirt (81.2 mph knuckle curve)In play, run(s) (93.4 mph sinker)
Andrew Stevenson singles on a line drive to left fielder Andrew McCutchen. Michael A. Taylor scores.
Philadelphia Phillies 2 - Washington Nationals 1
Pickoff Attempt 1BIn play, no out (81.8 mph knuckle curve)
Trea Turner singles on a ground ball to center fielder Roman Quinn. Andrew Stevenson to 2nd.
Reliever roulette is an unforgiving game.
Yes, a bullpen game. Rotate pitchers until things blow up and the game is lost.
Our offense struggle against these pitchers with 7 or so ERAs.
Phelps faces his 3 hitters. Gets no outs, gives up 3 hits.
Mound Visit.Pitching Change: JoJo Romero replaces David Phelps.In play, run(s) (93.6 mph sinker)
Juan Soto homers (12) on a fly ball to left center field. Andrew Stevenson scores. Trea Turner scores.
Washington Nationals 4 - Philadelphia Phillies 2
Romero greeted with a 3 run home run.
I can’t help feeling this game and this season are lost.
Hale and Morgan did fine. Seven outs and only one hit, no walks.
Shame they couldn’t get a little more from them.
Foul (94.1 mph sinker)Foul (85.2 mph changeup)Ball (95.8 mph sinker)In play, no out (85. mph changeup)
Kurt Suzuki singles on a line drive to left fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mound Visit.Ball (94.7 mph four-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (93.9 mph sinker)
Brock Holt pops out to shortstop Didi Gregorius in foul territory.
Foul (84.1 mph slider)Ball (93.2 mph four-seam fastball)Swinging strike (blocked) (85.2 mph slider)Ball (94.7 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (95.9 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (86.2 mph slider)In play, out(s) (95.3 mph four-seam fastball)
Luis Garcia flies out to left fielder Andrew McCutchen.
In play, out(s) (89.2 mph four-seam fastball)
Jean Segura flies out to right fielder Juan Soto.
Looks like a bad decision in hindsight, but Girardi obviously had a script for this game to use Morgan and Romero against their lefties the first two times through the order. If we can’t score more runs against their career minor leaguer, we weren’t going to have much of a chance to win anyway.
Ball (88.6 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (70. mph curveball)Ball (69.8 mph curveball)Foul (88.7 mph four-seam fastball)Swinging strike (71.4 mph curveball)
Andrew Knapp strikes out swinging.
Called strike (69.6 mph curveball)Ball (70. mph curveball)Swinging strike (90.2 mph four-seam fastball)In play, run(s) (71. mph curveball)
Scott Kingery homers (3) on a fly ball to left center field.
Washington Nationals 4 - Philadelphia Phillies 3
Called strike (70.2 mph curveball)Foul tip (89.9 mph four-seam fastball)Called strike (91. mph four-seam fastball)
Roman Quinn called out on strikes.
Well, only down a run, so we should not give up..
Kingery home run with no runners on was nice, but we need one of those when we have a couple on base. Maybe soon.