Washington 5, Philadelphia 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 45569

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 26-17 15-8 11-9 W3
Philadelphia 21-23 10-13 11-10 L4


Nationals 5, Phillies 2: Rookie Bryce Harper's two-run triple highlighted a four-run third inning and Jordan Zimmermann tossed six solid frames as visiting Washington jumped on Roy Halladay and struggling Philadelphia.

Ian Desmond and Rick Ankiel belted solo homers for the Nationals, who have won 13 of their last 16 against their NL East rivals - including a franchise-best six straight in the City of Brotherly Love.

With runners on first and second, Harper ripped a breaking ball from Halladay (4-4) into the gap in right-center field to plate Zimmermann and Steve Lombardozzi. The triple was the third of the season for Harper, who went 2-for-5 Tuesday to improve to 4-for-9 in the series.

After Adam LaRoche's sacrifice plated Harper, Desmond followed by depositing another breaking ball from Halladay over the wall in left-center field for his eighth homer and fourth in seven games.

Staked to an early lead, Zimmermann (3-4) settled down after allowing Hector Luna's RBI double in the second inning to improve to 1-3 in his career versus the Phillies. Tom Gorzelanny worked two innings to bridge the gap to Tyler Clippard, who retired the side in the ninth for his first save of the season.

Halladay yielded five runs on nine hits in six innings to fall to 11-2 in his career versus the Washington franchise. The two-time Cy Young Award winner's last loss to the franchise came June 28, 2002 when it was based in Montreal.

Erik Kratz belted his first major-league homer for the Phillies, who have lost four in a row.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was ejected in the third inning after he took issue with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom over balls and strikes. Ruiz turned his head and commented to Cederstrom, who promptly handed the catcher his second career ejection. ... Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins sat out his second straight game after his wife gave birth on Sunday. Mike Fontenot played second base to allow rookie Freddy Galvis to shift over to shortstop.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Philadelphia
Jordan Zimmermann Player Roy Halladay
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 9
1.50 ERA 7.50
Washington   Philadelphia
Jordan Zimmermann Player Erik Kratz
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 4
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 10 2 18 .278 10 12 5 1 2 0
Philadelphia 9 1 14 .250 13 3 2 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Washington. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .680 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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