Odubel Herrera hit a double in the 10th inning for his first major league hit, lifting the Phillies to a big 3-2 comeback win over the Nationals, meaning the Phillies are currently on a two game winning streak.
Carlos Ruiz started the inning brightly with single off Tanner Roark. He then scored when Herrera doubled down the right-field, turning the game into a win.
Wilson Ramos got a home run for the Nationals who other than that struggled at bat. The team seemed inconsistent in comparison to Doug Fister who had a fantastic game.
Ben Revere made a perfect throw to send Michael Taylor back to the bench following his attempt to score from second on an Escobar single.
Cole Hamels bounced back from his early woes and gave up just two hits in seven innings. Unfortunately one was the Ramos’ homer but in comparison to the four he gave up on opening day, Hamels improved vastly.. Ramos, despite the homer was 3 for 18 off Hamels.
Fister on the other hand allowed almost a pitch per inning. Many fans feared for the worst after seeing the all star pitching line up, Fister led the Nationals with 16 wins in 2014.
The only criticism from The Phillies win I could think of was failure to make the most of their opportunities. On three separate occasions the Phils had a runner on second with no outs, and two for 12 with runners in scoring position.
The next game in the series gets underway later on today as the Phils will look to try and make it three wins on the bounce. Confidence will be exceedingly high right now, expect the enexpected!