Monday, May 20, 2024

Game 48 - Phils Stay Hot, Complete Sweep of Nats

2023 Topps Now #407
Phillies 11
Nationals 5
Game 48 - Sunday Afternoon, May 19th in Philadelphia
Record - 34-14, 1st Place, 5 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Kody Clemens stayed red-hot at the plate and Alec Bohm took over the major league lead for RBIs as the Phillies completed a three-game sweep over the Nationals with an 11-5 win.

What It Means:  The Phillies are on an historic pace for victories, and I'm doing my best to enjoy this run while it lasts.  This is their sixth series sweep of the season, and the wins continue to come in bunches.  They're a season-high 20 games over .500 and after an off-day Monday, the Rangers come to town for a three-game series.

What Happened:  Trailing 3-2 heading to the bottom of the fifth, the Phillies received two big two-out hits from Clemens and Nick Castellanos to take a 5-3 lead.  Clemens doubled home a pair, with Castellanos then driving the back-up infielder home with a line drive single.  The offense piled on in the form of a two-run double from Bryce Harper in the sixth and a three-run home run from Alec Bohm in the eighth.  The home run gave Bohm 42 RBIs for the season, the most in the majors.

Aaron Nola was strong through seven innings.  His only two hits allowed were home runs and he struck out five as his record improved to 6-2.

Featured Card:  Clemens received this Topps Now card last season following his walk-off double in a game against the Tigers on June 8th.

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