Nationals 12, Phillies 2
Game 147 - Wednesday Night, September 16th in Philadelphia
Record - 56-91, 5th Place, 27 1/2 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: The Nationals offense left no Phillies pitcher unscathed in this 12-2 lashing.
What It Means: The Nationals completed the three-game sweep. The Braves and Phillies will battle it out for last place in the East beginning tomorrow night.
What Happened: Rookie starting pitcher Alec Asher endured his fourth rough outing, dropping his record to 0-4 and raising his ERA to 9.78. The Phillies struck out 13 times.
Featured Card: As Todd Zolecki Tweeted, the Phillies have struck out 13 or more times in three consecutive games for the first time since 1915. Jim Salisbury followed that up by pointing out that the 42 strikeouts by the Phillies offense in this series were the most ever over a three-game series, breaking the record of 38 set by the 1995 club.
Charlie Hayes, who led the 1995 club with 88 strikeouts, no doubt contributed to the now broken record.