National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at Washington|
(Wednesday, August 1st)
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Washington 2
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Jimmy Rollins homered twice and Phillies
newcomer Nate Schierholtz hit a go-ahead solo blast to lift Philadelphia over
the NL East-leading Nationals, 3-2, on Wednesday.
The middle installment of this three-game series came one day after the last-
place Phillies unloaded outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino in trade-
Schierholtz was one of the players received from the Giants in the Pence swap,
and his fifth-inning homer gave starter Vance Worley a lead that was never
Worley (6-6) allowed a pair of unearned runs in the first frame, then retired
14 of the final 16 hitters he faced in his seven-inning outing.
Edwin Jackson (6-7) allowed eight hits, including three home runs, while
walking four and striking out six in 5 2/3 innings for the Nationals, who had
won eight of nine before dropping the first two in this set.
"I got hurt on balls up in the zone," Jackson said, referring to the home-run
Rollins' first home run -- a second-deck shot in the third inning -- cut the
Phillies' deficit to 2-1, and the leadoff hitter found the right-field seats
again in the fifth to tie things.
Schierholtz took the next pitch to nearly the same spot as Rollins, homering
in just his third at-bat in a Phillies uniform.
"This team has a bunch of guys that want to go out and battle and win. That's
why I'm here," Schierholtz said. "This is my family now."
A sliding catch by Schierholtz as well as Erik Kratz throwing out Ryan
Zimmerman trying to steal second helped the Phillies' bullpen get through the
eighth, while Jonathan Papelbon set down the side in order in the ninth to
post his 23rd save of the season.
Kevin Frandsen's error at third base in the first spoiled a potential inning-
ending double play ball. The miscue left the bases loaded with one out, and
the Nationals scored two runs on Adam LaRoche's single and Danny Espinosa's
Worley got some help from his defense in the second when Domonic Brown,
recently recalled from the minors, threw out Jackson trying to score from
second on Bryce Harper's base hit to left.
The Phillies won despite going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring
position...Rollins has eight career multi-home run games...Worley allowed six
hits and a walk...Josh Lindblom, acquired in the Victorino trade from the
Dodgers, made his Phillies debut in the eighth and gave up a single to
Zimmerman before striking out Michael Morse...Harper had two of Washington's
08/02 01:20:02 ET