The Phillies lost their sixth consecutive game as they were swept by the Washington Nationals. On Thursday afternoon, the Nationals beat Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies, 4-2.
Here are some notes from Thursday’s game:
- Kyle Kendrick surrendered three runs in the fifth inning. Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer to highlight the inning. Kendrick went seven full innings allowing four earned runs. He had some trouble finding the strike zone at times, as he allowed five walks.
- Doug Fister tossed seven strong innings and did not walk a batter. He gave up two earned runs on four hits.
- In the seventh inning, John Mayberry Jr. hit his 50th career home run.
- The loss marks the Phillies’ longest losing streak since they lost eight straight last July. Meanwhile, the Nationals have won five of their last six.
- The Phillies have lost 11 out of their last 15 games against the Nationals. The Nats outscored the Phillies 19-6 during this three-game series.
- The Phillies are a National League worst 9-20 since May 5.
The Phillies will head out to Cincinnati for a weekend series against the Reds.