Posted by Kieran Carobine, Fri, May 04, 2012 11:35 PM Comments: 20
There is indeed something special about these Washington Nationals. They remind me a lot of the Phillies when they finally gave into the call for the youngsters. The Phillies fought back all night but ultimately fell short 4-3 in the 11th inning.
Strasburg’ed – Hunter Pence homered off Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. It was the first home run given up by Strasburg since August 2010. Carlos Ruiz, who has been on an absolute tear, also took the righty deep in the fifth inning. Ruiz’s fifth home run of the year gave the Phillies a 3-1 lead.
KK – Kyle Kendrick, making another start in place of injured Cliff Lee, pitched very efficiently for five innings of work. He allowed only one run on seven hits and struck out two. The radar gun had him topping our at 94 tonight. But then again it says Nats reliever Henry Rodriguez was hitting triple digits, so who knows.