Phillies 8, Nationals 3
Game 25 - Tuesday Night, August 25th in Washington
Record - 11-14, 3rd Place, 3 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: J.T. Realmuto bounced a three-run home run off the top of the right field wall and the bullpen kept the Nationals in check in this 8-3 win.
What It Means: This was a relatively easy win for the Phillies, which is a welcome change of pace.
What Happened: Realmuto had the big hit, but Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura also both also knocked in a pair of runs. McCutchen's second RBI was a fielder's choice that scored the speedy Roman Quinn from third as Quinn was able to race home and elude the tag of catcher Kurt Suzuki.
Jake Arrieta started and threw five strong innings, allowing a lead-off home run to Trea Turner, before an hour-plus rain delay cut his outing short. The bullpen performed well again with Tommy Hunter throwing an inning and a 1/3 of scoreless relief.
Featured Card: Realmuto gets the card, but his home run was less than an inch away from bouncing the other way and back onto the field. His 9 home runs are tops on the club. This is his 1955 Topps-inspired card from the just released Topps Archives set.
Transaction: Deolis Guerra (rhp) cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and was outrighted to Lehigh Valley.
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