The Nationals lost the fourth game of their four-game series with the Phillies 4-3 in the 13 innings. The Phillies won on a walk-off solo home run for Andrew Knapp. The winning pitcher was the starter from Friday for Philly, Nick Pivetta. This is his fifth win of the season. The loss will be credited to Justin Miller, his first loss of the season. The Nationals lost the series 3-1 in Philadelphia, and has set them back even farther. The Nationals were able to get 8 hits, but still couldn’t hold up. The Phillies big inning was the fifth inning, in which they scored three runs, which will all be given as runs against Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals’ starter today.
The Nationals’ struggles are continuing, and they haven’t looked the same since mid-June. Since their series with the Blue Jays, the Nats have only won 5 games out of their last 16 games.
This is the 40th loss of the season for the Nationals, and Nats fans seem to be very disappointed. With the next series at home, they could get an advantage, but they will really need to play their best. The Boston Red Sox are their next opponent, and they currently have the best record in baseball, with 56 wins and 28 losses.