Washington Nationals avoid getting no-hit, but lose 7-2 to Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank…

Jo-Jo Grey-Grey, In Phil-Phil-Lay-Lay:

Left-handed hitting Cardinals’ outfielder Corey Dickerson accounted for many of the runs St. Louis scored off Josiah Grey within the Playing cards’ 5-0 win over the Washington Nationals in D.C. final weekend, with a leadoff double and run scored within the third and a three-run dwelling run off the Nats’ starter within the fourth.

It was the fifteenth dwelling run hit by a left-handed hitter off Grey this season, with left-handed hitters placing up a .259/.374/.578 line in 198 plate appearances. Righties?

9 dwelling runs and a .207/.265/.369 in 239 PAs earlier than tonight’s recreation.

“He’s obtained to get comfy throwing the ball to either side. He’s obtained to make use of either side of the plate, and we obtained to get him there,” supervisor Davey Martinez mentioned when requested why the Nats’ starter struggles in opposition to left-handed hitters, at the least comparatively.

“Typically he’s actually good, and when he will get forward of hitters he’s actually good. He was forward of eight guys as we speak, and no person obtained on base, so we obtained to give attention to that.”

Grey was up 0-1 on Rhys Hoskins with one out within the first inning tonight, however the red-hot Philly slugger put a cost in a 94 MPH fastball and hit it 387 ft to left-center for a solo dwelling run and a 1-0 lead, and after a two-out triple by J.T. Realmuto stored the inning alive, with Victor Robles misjudging it and letting it get by him and all the best way to the wall, Nick Castellanos, one other right-handed hitter, took a 93 MPH, 1-2 fastball for a experience to left for a two-run blast, 3-0, and 4-0 on a solo shot to proper discipline by Darick Corridor, a left-handed hitter (who matches the narrative begun above). Ouch.

Rhys Hoskins walked to steer off the third, and scored one out later when J.T. Realmuto gained a nine-pitch battle with Grey, hitting a 93 MPH 2-2 fastball 362 ft to left discipline for HR No. 4 off the Nationals’ starter and a 6-0 lead. Proper-handers are catching up.

Grey was as much as 69 pitches complete after a seven-pitch, 1-2-3 fourth, however back-to-back walks to begin the underside of the fifth ended his outing after 79 pitches in 4+ innings pitched…

Josiah Grey’s Line: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 Ks, 4 HRs, 79 P, 46 S, 2/4 GO/FO.

Gibson vs the Nats:

Acquired from the Texas Rangers on the commerce deadline in 2021, Kyle Gibson, a 2009 1st Spherical decide by the Minnesota Twins, took the mound tonight in his second season with Philadelphia’s Phillies with a 4.60 ERA, a 4.43 FIP, 31 walks, 84 strikeouts general on the season, and a .247/.309/.403 line in opposition to in 20 begins and 107 23 IP on the yr.

Gibson, 34, was coming off a six inning begin in opposition to Atlanta during which he gave up 4 hits, two walks, and two earned runs in a 7-2 win over the Braves.

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He didn’t surrender any hits by six innings tonight, didn’t stroll anybody, and he had a giant result in work with early, as he cruised in opposition to the Phillies’ NL East rivals, retiring 18-straight Nationals’ hitters earlier than he hit Victor Robles within the first at-bat of the seventh, after which Luis García adopted with a single for the Nats’ first hit, however a double play off Luke Voit’s bat, and a Yadiel Hernández groundout ended the inning with Gibson’s shutout bid intact.

Gibson got here again out for the eighth, at 84 pitches, and hit Lane Thomas with one out, and gave up a stroll to César Hernández, and base-loading single by Joey Meneses as issues obtained transferring within the Phillies’ bullpen. Ildemaro Vargas stepped in subsequent and hit a sac fly to middle to get the Nationals on the board, 7-1.

Kyle Gibson’s Line: 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 Ks, 105 P, 68 S, 12/2 GO/FO.

Yadi Streak Watch:

Yadiel Hernández began the night time with a 10-game hit streak going, over which the 34-year-old slugger was 13 for 35 (.371/.371/.571) with a double and two dwelling runs, taking him from a .261/.305/.399 line to .275/.313/.421 on the yr.

Hernández and the remainder of the Nationals had been held hitless by six, and Hernández hit a grounder to quick to finish the seventh after the customer’s lastly related on their first base knock.

Hernández was 0 for 3 after seven, and he grounded out within the ninth to finish the streak.

Bullpen Motion:

Erasmo Ramírez took over for Josiah Grey with runners on first and second and nobody out within the backside of the fifth, and obtained a double play out of Alec Bohm for the primary two outs of the inning. 6-0 Phillies after 5.

Ramírez threw a scoreless sixth, and Victor Arano obtained the ball within the seventh, and he gave up the fifth dwelling run of the night time, a 419-foot shot to middle discipline in Residents Financial institution Park that put the Phillies up 7-0 on the Nationals.

Andres Machado retired the Phillies so as in a nine-pitch eighth.

Brad Hand obtained the ninth for the house staff and gave up a one-out single by Luis García and a stroll to Luke Voit. Yadiel Hernandez superior each runners into scoring place together with his groundout, and García scored when Keibert Ruiz grounded out for out No. 2. 7-2 ultimate.

Nationals now 36-72