Phillies 6, Nationals 0
Game 31 - Tuesday Night, September 1st in Philadelphia
Record - 16-15, Tied for 2nd Place, 3 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Aaron Nola pitched a gem and the Phillies offense kept pace in this 6-0 win over the last place Nationals.
What It Means: For the first time this season, the Phillies have a winning record. And they're now on the other side of the mathematical second half of this bizarre, shortened season.
What Happened: Nola improved to 4-2, allowing 2 hits, 3 walks and striking out 9 over his 8 innings of work. Hector Neris allowed a few base runners in the ninth but was able to preserve the shutout. Alec Bohm drove in a pair of runs, hitting his first Citizens Bank Park home run in the fifth and then doubling home Didi Gregorius in the sixth. Andrew McCutchen wrapped up the scoring with a three-run blast to left in the sixth, his 5th home run of the season.
Featured Card: Nola gets the nod again here over Bohm and McCutchen, as he made it look easy against a confused Nationals line-up.
Transaction: David Phelps (rhp), acquired from the Brewers on Monday, was added to the active roster and Adam Morgan (lhp) was placed on the injured list with shoulder fatigue.
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