Streaking Phillies Return Home To Oppose Rising Nationals

red hot Philadelphia Phillies They will be eyeing their fifth consecutive win when they host washington nationals on Friday

Sunday’s come-from-behind 7-6 win over the New York Mets Phillies Traveled to Chicago and won a three game series against the Cubs. Phillies He extended his winning streak to nine, his longest streak of success away from Philadelphia since 1984.

Now the goal is to return home and continue the winning streak.

“Great series by the boys,” Bryce Harper said in a postgame interview on NBC Sports Philadelphia. “Really good pitching. Hitting on time.”

Harper’s two-run, third-inning single proved to be the difference for Philadelphia, who won 3–1 on Thursday en route to the sweep.

Harper said afterward, “To be able to get that hit, that was a big deal for us.” Phillies went six games above .500

Kyle Schwarber also hit the first pitch of the game for his 21st home run.

Phillies Will hand the ball off to Christopher Sanchez (0-1, 4.05 ERA) on Friday. He gave up five hits and three runs over five innings in his latest start, a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

“I definitely found my rhythm as the game went on,” Sanchez said after the outing. “For me, the goal was to attack hitters early and try to get as deep into the game as possible.”

Since being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in mid-June, Sanchez has pitched nine total innings in two starts, striking out nine and allowing one run.

“I’m trying to make the most of this opportunity because I really want to be here until the end of the season,” Sanchez said.

Against in Sanchez’s career citizensHe is 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA in five games, including two starts.

citizens Will be looking for a third consecutive win when they fight Phillies

After losing 8-4 to the Seattle Mariners in the opening game of the three-game series on Monday citizens Won 7-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday and 4-1 on Wednesday

In the series finale, Washington scored three runs in the first inning and Patrick Corbin pitched seven shutout innings, striking out nine.

on the current road trip, citizens went two for three against the San Diego Padres before taking two for three against the Seattle Mariners

Washington manager Dave Martinez said of his players, “Like I said before, they’re relentless.” “They come out, they play hard. They play hard for 27 outs. I like the way they play, and the energy is great. So we have to keep doing that.”

Roberto Ruiz has been particularly productive in the last two games. He hit the game-tying home run on Tuesday and added two hits and two RBIs on Wednesday.

“I feel like I’m seeing the ball better than I was a few days ago,” Ruiz said. “I hope to continue working for the team.”

Martinez agreed.

“He’s swinging a really good bat,” he said. Stay. And (Wednesday) he got some big runs for us.”

Washington did not announce a starter for Friday’s game, although a likely candidate would be Josiah Gray (5-6, 3.43 ERA). The right-hander is 1-2 with a 5.64 ERA in six career starts against batters. Phillies

–Field Level Media