On The Mound
- Vince Velasquez lasted just five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks.
- Luis Garcia picked up the first two outs of the sixth inning and allowed a run.
- Edubray Ramos got the final out of the sixth, and came back to throw a scoreless seventh.
- Pat Neshek gave up a two-run homer in the eighth that cost the team the game. It was the first runs that the veteran has allowed all season.
At The Plate
- The offense put up five runs on 10 hits.
- Brock Stassi got a start at first, and went 2-3, driving in a run with an RBI-single in the fourth.
- Andrew Knapp caught the game, and singled home a run in the fourth, finishing 1-4.
- Andres Blanco started for Maikel Franco at third, and went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Freddy Galvis went 2-4, briefly giving the team the lead in the eighth with a two-run triple.
- Cesar Hernandez went 0-5 at the top of the order.
- Odubel Herrera was back in the lineup for the night game, and went 1-5 with a single.
- Aaron Altherr turned in an 0-4.
The Phillies’ bullpen once again struggled to hold a late lead, this time veteran Pat Neshek being the guilty party.
All three of the games in this series were decided by one run or less, and the team’s relievers just haven’t been up to the challenge of late.
The Phillies won’t the Nationals again until the end of the season in September after playing them 13 times through the first month and a half.