The Washington Nationals have been playing some of their best baseball of the season, with Sunday afternoon’s 11-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies as no exception.
Jordan Zimmermann tallied his 18th win after allowing just two runs on seven hits, two walks and seven strikeouts through seven.
Wilson Ramos ignited the Nats offense, tying career highs of five RBIs and four hits against Phillies’ pitching, including starter Tyler Cloyd (L, 2-5).
Believe it or not, Philadelphia struck first – in the second, after a double, hit-by-pitch, single and sacrifice fly brought home Domonic Brown to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
The Nats quickly answered in the bottom of the inning after Bryce Harper led off with a double, advanced to third on a fly ball and came home on Ramos’s first single of the day.
The Phillies’ second – and final run – of the day came in the top of the third after former Nat Roger Bernadina doubled and came home on back-to-back grounders by Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. [Read more...]