Notes From The Phillies' 6-4 Loss To Washington

Notes From The Phillies' 6-4 Loss To Washington

His dramatic three-run homer won a back-and-forth game and soured the Phillies' train ride to NY.

"He's run against good guys making good pitches", said Matheny, who sat Peralta on Wednesday.

Nate Jones (1-0) struck out two in a flawless ninth, and David Robertson fanned his first two batters in a 1-2-3 10th for his third save in as many chances. "I did the best I could".

Marlins starter Dan Straily and three relievers didn't allow a hit until Neil Walker singled with two outs in the eighth.

For the most part, the Phillies continue to look like a team that will struggle to score runs this year. One-time Atlanta Braves' righty Cody Martin, who gave up another two-run blast by Harper back on May 9th of 2015, Harper's NL MVP season.

The Phillies have lost four in a row after taking two of three from Washington last weekend at home.

Though they had their moments - they did rally Sunday to tie it in the eighth, then took a 4-3 lead in the ninth - they were worn down by two teams that can win, do win and are built to win.

Mackanin visited the mound before Harper went deep.

"I wouldn't say demoralizing", said Jerad Eickhoff, whose above-average start was smeared by Harper's first home run, a two-run third-inning message. "It is his (Gomez's) job now to give us multiple innings".

The Phillies are quickly wearing off the novelty of baseball with five losses in their last six games.




"It was a heater", Harper said of the 97 miles per hour fastball he hit 419+ feet to center in Nats Park.

The Phillies have just two saves this year. Harper fouled off the first two pitches and fell into an 0-2 hole. No one is mistaking this Phillies bullpen for one with a mountain of depth.

The Phils took the lead in the ninth on a leadoff double by Aaron Altherr, a groundout by Odubel Herrera and an RBI fielder's choice groundball by Freddy Galvis.

He went seven strong innings Saturday, allowing four hits and a pair of runs. Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. "Nine games is not enough to know somebody", Washington manager Dusty Baker said Friday of Wieters. "We have to get better at fundamental plays. Certainly you don't want to run out of pitching".

Pineda (2-1) went seven innings in a sharp follow-up to his dominant outing last Monday, when he retired the first 20 Tampa Bay batters and struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings for an 8-1 victory in New York's home opener. His third homer of the year also scored Anthony Rendon (two hits), who reached on an infield single that was upheld after a Phillies replay challenge with two outs. Through Saturday, Philadelphia was 13th in the 15-team National League in hits.

BREWERS 4, REDS 2: Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead, two-run homer, and Eric Thames added a solo shot for his fifth home run of the series as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in in six games.

The blast capped a big day in which Harper went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs.

Now tied, the Nats called on Blake Treinen to shut down the Phillies in the ninth and give them a chance to win it in the bottom half of the inning.

Senzatela allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings, and Greg Holland pitched a ideal ninth for his seventh straight save this season. The Mets won the game 5-4. "According to him he is fine", Mackanin said of Hellickson, 29, in his second season with the Phillies.

The Phillies took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on a two-out RBI single by Cesar Hernandez off Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. On a one-ball, one-strike pitch to Daniel Nava, Gonzalez gave up a liner to left which eluded Jayson Werth and allowed Hernandez to score from first. Sunday was the Phillies 12th game out of 162.

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