Today’s doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park began with a Nationals win. The Nats won three to one in Philadelphia in the first game of a doubleheader. This was the game that was originally planned to be played last night. The win will be credited to Erick Fedde, his second of the season. The loss is credited to former Nats’ prospect Nick Pivetta, who has gotten his twelfth of the season.
The scoring started in the fifth inning when Spencer Kieboom hit a solo home run, the first of his career. The Nats scored again in the fifth on a single by Bryce Harper that brought in Fedde. This play was challenged by the Nats, when the original call was that Harper was out after a throw to second by Nick Williams. The call was overturned, making it two to nothing Nats. The Nats would make it three to nothing after a Ryan Zimmerman single that scored in Anthony Rendon. The Phillies got their only run in the ninth inning off a Maikel Franco single that scored in Carlos Santana.
Game two will begin shortly after this one ended, with Roark and Arrieta the starters.