Ew, what a game for the Phillies. They’re looking t the future so they decided to give Tyler Cloyd a shot. It didn’t work out.
Cloyd (2-5) lasted just two batters into the fifth inning as the Washington Nationals roughed him up for five runs and 10 hits in an 11-2 rout. Wilson Ramos had four hits and five RBIs, and Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven innings for his NL-best 18th win as the Nationals moved within 4 1/2 games of Cincinnati in the race for the final NL wild card.
Actually, it wasn’t a bad start for Cloyd.
Philadelphia led 1-0 and 2-1 before the Nationals went ahead for good with three runs in the fourth.
I guess this is a day Philadelphia fans would like to move on from. Just earlier, the Eagles lost to the Chargers. But yeah, the Nationals had a field day:
Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 26 games, Bryce Harper hit a pair of doubles and a single and scored three times, and every player in the Nationals’ starting lineup had at least one hit.
And let’s end it on a somewhat funny note:
A pigeon wandered near the pitcher’s mound, shortstop and second base for several innings. During warmups at the start of the eighth, the bird had a staredown with first base umpire Jim Wolf on the edge of the outfield grass. The crowd cheered whenever the pigeon attempted to fly, but the bird appeared to be injured and couldn’t stay airborne for more than a few yards.
Deep. Welp, I hope that bird’s okay. Oh, and the Eagles too. Ha.