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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: 2015 Phillies, Hamels dominate Harper and the Nationals


Every day until Opening Day arrives, Phillies Nation will take a daily look back at a regular season victory from that particular day in history that you can watch in full in lieu of live Phillies baseball. Think of it is as your daily Phillies watch recommendation.

May 23, 2015- Phillies 8, Nationals 1 

On a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon in the nation’s capital, just under 42,000 fans stood in National Park to see the Phillies erupt and dominate on both offense and defense. Cole Hamels posted a line of 8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K during a 8-1 Phillies victory over the Nationals. 

Bryce Harper was named National League MVP in 2015. (Arturo Pardavila III/Wikimedia Commons)

It was in the third inning where the Phillies bats would get to Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. With one on, two-out, Maikel Franco ripped a 96 MPH fastball into right-center field for his second home run of the season to put the Phillies up 4-0:

The Phillies would go on to score four more runs over the next three innings, cruising their way to the 8-1 victory.

Offensively, Phillies hitters combined for five extra-base hits. Ryan Howard would hit his 10th double and home run of the season during the afternoon as well. 

For Hamels, the win marked the first time since 2012 that he won four straight games over a five-game span. In addition, it was the first time the Phillies beat Strasburg since July 31, 2012. 

Phillies Lineup 

  1. Ben Revere, left field  
  2. Cesar Hernandez, shortstop  
  3. Chase Utley, second base
  4. Ryan Howard, first base
  5. Maikel Franco, third base
  6. Grady Sizemore, right field
  7. Odubel Herrera, center field 
  8. Carlos Ruiz, catcher 
  9. Cole Hamels, pitcher  

Nationals Lineup 

  1. Denard Span, center field
  2. Ian Desmond, shortstop  
  3. Yunel Escobar, third base 
  4. Bryce Harper, right field 
  5. Ryan Zimmerman, first base
  6. Wilson Ramos, catcher 
  7. Dan Uggla, second base
  8. Michael A. Taylor, left field  
  9. Stephen Strasburg, pitcher 

You can watch the full game by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put in “PHL at WAS May 23, 2015” into the search bar and click on the video. 

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