Phillies 12, Nationals 3
Game 57 - Wednesday Night, September 23rd in Washington
Record - 28-29, 3rd Place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Zach Eflin dazzled in the most important start of his career as the Phillies defeated the Nationals and avoided a four-game sweep.
What It Means: So you're saying there's a chance. Following the game, the team headed to Tampa with a faint glimmer of hope.
What Happened: Eflin tossed eight efficient innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out nine. Bryce Harper, ailing back and all, hit a pair of home runs in the win. Andrew McCutchen, Didi Gregorius and Andrew Knapp also homered. Alec Bohm had two more hits.
Featured Card: Eflin's Topps Total card shows him wearing the all-burgundy Saturday Night Special uniforms the Phillies broke out for one game last season on July 27th.
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