August 20, 2019

Washington Nationals Game 145 Review: Washington finally earns road sweep at Philadelphia

WERTH HOMERS TWICE TO FUEL 16-HIT ATTACK

Bryce Harper hit his 40th home run of the season and Gio Gonzalez struck out 12 over seven innings as Washington took down the Phillies 12-2 Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

11 runs over the final six innings, including two from the fifth through seventh and three in the eighth, put the game well out of reach after Philadelphia tied the game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth.

Gonzalez was stellar, allowing five hits and just two walks, earning the win with seven innings of work.

Nats Notes

  • The Nationals out-hit the Phillies 16-5.
  • Every single starting field player got a hit for Washington, with all but Ian Desmond and Michael Taylor tallying at least two.
  • Five players (Harper, Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon, Yunel Escobar and Jose Lobaton all) had two RBI each.
  • The Mets lost 6-0 at home to Miami, allowing Washington to close the gap in the NL East race to 7.5 games.

Hero: Give it to Werth, who was 3-for-4, scored three times, and walked once.

Goat: Not tonight; this was flat-out one of the most fun games all year.

Next Up

Tanner Roark (4-5, 4.38) vs. the Marlins’ Jarred Cosart (1-4, 4.58) at Nationals Park at 7:05 p.m. Thursday.

About Eric Hobeck

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Capitals. Eric contributes to high school sports coverage at InsideNova.com. He served as sports editor of The Rotunda at Longwood University for two years, where he was also the men’s basketball beat writer. He hosted a campus radio show for three years and called basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

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