Nine of the 11 games have been decided by two runs or fewer.
“I think it’s huge”, Harper said, hours before the Nationals hosted Philadelphia. “He is at a stalemate right now (at the plate)”.
One of the biggest issues with the rotation is their inability to last deeper into games. Michele Marchetti got Italy’s goal after Leon Draisaitl set up Ehrhoff’s opener in his first start. As well, he enters play on Saturday with a 2017 slash line of.372/.496/.717 and 10 home runs in 31 games. The regularly scheduled game will start at 1:35 p.m. and the teams will play the second game at 7:05 p.m.
The Nationals blew another one later Sunday when Freddy Galvis’ two-run triple off Jacob Turner (2-1) put the Phillies ahead 5-4 in the eighth.
Switzerland came from two goals down to end Canada’s ideal start to the ice hockey world championship with a 3-2 win in overtime on Saturday. The Phillies used five relievers for their 3 1/3 scoreless innings.
NOTES: Washington LHP Matt Grace was the 26th man for the Nationals for the day-night doubleheader and RHP Ben Lively was the 26th man for the Phillies.
“You have to keep mentally prepared to play”, Washington catcher Matt Wieters said Friday. “Right now, everything is going in a very positive direction”, continued Mozeliak. “You don’t want to speak in absolutes”. Those numbers may seem unrealistic, but with the way contract numbers increase every year in sports, it’s not that much of a stretch when you consider what others are getting already.
Franco will try to get back on track against the Nationals on Saturday. Aaron Judge followed with his major league-leading 14th homer, a 441-foot drive off the padding above the center-field restaurant behind Monument Park, where a plaque honoring Jeter was to be unveiled during the ceremony before the night (see full recap). Oh yeah, and the Nationals star is now hitting.319 against the Phillies in his career.
Jeremy Hellickson was mediocre once again, lasting just five innings and allowing three runs on six hits. The Phillies, behind since the first inning, now led.
“If you worry about the future, that’s when you get yourself in trouble”.
Phillies: INF Howie Kendrick (abdominal strain) is about to begin swinging the bat and will have at least one rehab game before returning, Mackanin said. Their 4.76 ERA and 4.79 FIP are both fourth-worst.
“It looked like it was headed foul”, Washington manager Dusty Baker said. “I’ve been doing a better job of elevating the ball”. Mackanin was drafted out of a Chicago high school by the Washington Senators in the fourth round in 1969.
There is a history of such incidents between the two teams, but Lovullo said that he in no way believes the Pirates were trying to hit Iannetta.
“It was pretty important, not only for myself but, obviously, for the team”, said Headley, whose batting average had dropped from.304 on May 5 to.256.