Phillies @ Nationals
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 3-7
- The Phillies are 2-4 on Thursdays this season and 12-26 on weekdays altogether.
- Philadelphia is 1-26 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 17-3 when leading after eight innings.
- Reid Brignac had another solid night at the plate going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored.
- Ryan Howard put forth a two-hit night going 2-for-4.
- John Mayberry hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the seventh inning.
Place: 3rd in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- Anthony Rendon had a fabulous game going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. It was his second consecutive game with a home run.
- Denard Span also had himself a great game going 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored.
- Danny Espinosa continued to swing a hot bat going 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, two RBIs and two runs scored.
- Adam LaRoche and Wilson Ramos both went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored while LaRoche's hit was a double.
1-5, 4.21 ERA, 1.36 WHIP
Kendrick, 29, allowed four runs on eight hits with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings of work Saturday against the Mets. In 24 career games (22 starts) against the Nationals, Kendrick is 5-8 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. In 10 games (nine starts) at Nationals Park, he is 2-4 with a 5.98 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP.
3-1, 3.34 ERA, 1.08 WHIP
Fister, 30, allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts in six innings of work Saturday against Texas earning his third win. In one career start against the Phillies, Fister allowed one unearned run on three hits with six strikeouts in eight innings getting the win. In four career starts at Nationals Park, he is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.