Doc did his thing but the bullpen and offense, both of which have struggled all season, didn’t do the job and the Nationals picked up a one-run win.
Prior to the All-Star Game, the Phillies won 13 series, lost 12 and split 6. Since the ASG, 3-10-1. It marked the second straight series in which the Phillies won the first game and lost the next two.
In his third start, Doc gave up a run in the first inning and then shut the door through the sixth inning on three hits and five walks and hit two batters. He left with a 2-1 lead. Relievers Miner and Diekman gave up a run each, chalking up a blown save and getting tagged with the loss.
Offensively, the Phillies out-hit the Nationals, 9-6, but could only score twice, the 74th game of three or fewer runs. Washington allowed one walk and drew six. Two of those six walks turned into runs. The Nats stole four bases with one turning into the decisive run.
No game today and then the Braves come to town for a three-game weekend series.
Minor League Report
Williamsport (37-38) closed out the season with a 6-3 win at Batavia. CF Gustavo Martinez, 4-4, RBI.
Minor League News
1B Wilmer Oberto has been named the MVP of the Gulf Coast League. He was also selected to the league’s postseason All-Star Team.
Also on the team is SS J.P. Crawford, who led the league in hitting (.345) and on-base percentage (.433).
September 5, 1913–Phillies tie a major league record by scoring the only run in a doubleheader. They won the opener, 1-0, and played a 10-inning, 0-0 tie in the second game at Boston.