Ryan Zimmerman Hits Walk-Off Homer to beat Phillies
The Nats beat the Phillies in the second of a three-game series 8-7. Ryan Zimmerman ended the game in walk-off fashion, but the game itself had a weird ending. In the bottom of the ninth, Juan Soto hit a two-out double against Seranthony Dominguez. Then, Zimmerman hit a ball to right-center field that was originally called a game-tying double. The umps reviewed it, and it was overturned and became a walk-off home run. With this win, the Nats are now 64-63, and have won four of their last six games. The win will be credited to Matt Grace, his first of the season. The loss will be credited to Dominguez, his fourth of the season.
It didn’t take the Phillies long to start the scoring, when Justin Bour hit a double in the top of the first that scored in Asdrubal Cabrera. Then, Maikel Franco hit a two-run home run that scored in Bour, which was Franco’s 21st homer of the season. The Nats would get one back in the bottom of the first when Anthony Rendon hit a double that scored in Bryce Harper. Then in the top of the third, Justin Bour hit his twentieth home run of the season, making it four to one. The Nats would then tie the game in the bottom of the third, on a double by Harper, a single by Soto, and a single by Matt Wieters. In the top of the fourth, Roman Quinn then hit a single that scored in Nick Williams. The Nats would tie it again in the bottom half of the inning, when Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro made a throwing error that allowed Trea Turner to score and steal two bases. The Phillies would take back the lead in the top of the sixth, when Carlos Santana hit a single that scored in Williams. The next inning, Cesar Hernandez hit his eleventh homer of the season to make it seven to five Phillies. The Nats then made it seven to six in the bottom of the eighth, when Andrew Stevenson hit a sacrifice fly that scored in Wilmer Difo. Then, the Nats had the walk-off home run by Zimmerman, which means the Nats both won the game and won the series.