Game 72 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 19th in Washington
Record - 39-33, 2nd place, 3 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Patrick Corbin bested Zach Eflin as the Phillies offense fell flat again.
What It Means: Summarizing these games has felt more like a chore than fun, so I've been avoiding it. For purposes of completeness, here we go. After two days of rain outs, the Phillies and Nationals resumed their schedule with a Wednesday day-night double header.
What Happened: Eflin allowed three runs (two earned) in his six innings of work, but Corbin was better allowing a run on four hits. The Phillies were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. The Nationals put the game away when Brian Dozier and Gerardo Parra both homered off Cole Irvin in the eighth.
Featured Card: Brad Miller collected his first Phillies RBI with triple in the ninth. He's the 15th player in franchise history with the Miller surname, joining Bert (1897), Bob (1949-1958), Cyclone (1884), Ed (1948-1949), Elmer (1929), Hugh (1911), John (1920-1921), Keith (1988-1989), Leo (1923), Ralph (1920-1921), Roy (1912-1913), Russ (1927-1928), Stu (1956) and Trever (2000).
Transactions: Ranger Suarez was added to the roster as the 26th man for the double header.