Washington 4, Philadelphia 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 4, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 34377

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Washington 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 14 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 13-14 5-5 8-9 L1
Washington 17-9 11-3 6-6 W3

Recap

Nationals 4, Phillies 3 (11): Wilson Ramos drove in the winning run with a walk-off single in the 11th inning and Jesus Flores drove in two runs as host Washington came from behind to shock Philadelphia.

Michael Schwimer (0-1) got two quick outs in the 11th before allowing a single to Steve Lombardozzi and walking Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth to load the bases. Ramos followed and took a 1-2 pitch up the middle to end the game.

Ryan Perry (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win.

The Phillies carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, when Chad Qualls coughed up the tying run. Chad Tracy led off with a single and moved up on a sacrifice before Flores followed an intentional walk with an RBI double. Another intentional walk loaded the bases but the Nationals could not sneak in the go-ahead run.

Stephen Strasburg started for Washington and allowed only three hits in six innings but two of them left the yard, leading to all three runs. The 23-year old right-hander struck out four and walked one in absorbing his first loss.

Hunter Pence got to Strasburg in the fourth. Juan Pierre led off the inning with a single - the first hit of the night off Strasburg - and Pence followed Placido Polanco’s popout by guessing right on a first-pitch curveball and driving it over the wall in left-center for his fourth homer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was ejected in the first inning by home plate umpire Rob Drake for arguing balls and strikes. … Joe West, who was supposed to umpire third base, was out due to illness, leaving only three umpires. … Phenom Harper went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts but worked three walks, including battling back from an 0-2 count in the 11th.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Washington
Kyle Kendrick Player Stephen Strasburg
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 3
1.80 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Philadelphia   Washington
Carlos Ruiz Player Rick Ankiel
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 6 2 12 .154 14 10 3 2 2 1
Washington 14 1 20 .350 21 5 4 7 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Phillies have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .538 after a loss.