Phillies lose Lee, defeat Nationals 10-4

By Harvey Valentine

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Revere tied a career-high with four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite starter Cliff Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury.

Grady Sizemore had three hits and three RBIs as the Phillies pounded out 17 hits.

After throwing ball one to Denard Span with two outs, Lee walked off the mound, looked into the Phillies dugout, and tapped his left arm with his glove hand.

Lee, making his third start since missing two months, left the game, and the Phillies announced he had a recurrence of the flexor pronator strain that sidelined him in May.

Antonio Bastardo (5-4) retired Span, the only batter he faced, and got the win.

Span had two hits and two RBIs.

Gio Gonzalez (6-7) failed to make it through four innings for the second time in three starts. He allowed five runs and eight hits over 3 2-3 innings.

On July 20 against Milwaukee, he left after allowing three runs and throwing 88 pitches in 3 1-3 innings.

With Ryan Zimmerman sidelined, the NL East-leading Nationals bolstered their infield Thursday, acquiring two-time All-Star Asdrubal Cabrera and cash from the Cleveland Indians for shortstop Zach Walters.

Cabrera will play second base with Anthony Rendon shifted to third in Zimmerman’s absence

After stranding runners in the first and third innings, the Phillies got to Gonzalez in the fourth.

Sizemore doubled home two runs and made it 3-0 when, with the infield in, he beat second baseman Danny Espinosa’s throw home.

Revere’s single scored Darin Ruf and Rollins singled to load the bases with one out. Chase Utley hit a potential double-play grounder, but Ian Desmond dropped the throw from Espinosa, and settled for the force at second as Brown scored.

It was Revere’s fourth straight multi-hit game.

The Nationals pulled within 5-3 on Span’s 2-run single in the fifth.

Philadelphia added two in the sixth on Rollins’ RBI-single and Utley’s sacrifice fly.


Nationals: Manager Matt Williams said there’s still no timetable for the return of Zimmerman, out since July 23 with a strained right hamstring.

“He’s going to do nothing for two weeks,” Williams said. “We’ll make an evaluation after that.”


Nationals: Doug Fister (10-2, 2.69) will be looking to win his sixth straight decision when he faces Philadelphia on Friday. He’s 5-0 in his last six starts, with a 2.21 ERA.

Phillies: Roberto Hernandez (5-8, 4.14) looks to continue his recent success. Over his last three starts, he’s 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA.

Phillies 10, Nationals 4


Revere cf;6;2;4;1;0;0;.306

Rollins ss;5;1;3;1;0;1;.245

Utley 2b;3;0;0;2;1;0;.287

Byrd rf;5;2;2;2;0;1;.271

Ruiz c;5;1;2;0;0;0;.275

G.Sizemore lf;5;1;3;3;0;0;.328

Ruf 1b;4;1;1;0;1;3;.154

A.Blanco 3b;2;0;1;0;0;0;.333

De Fratus p;0;0;0;0;0;0;.000

c-Howard ph;1;0;0;0;0;1;.222

Diekman p;0;0;0;0;0;0;—-

Giles p;0;0;0;0;0;0;—-

e-Brignac ph;1;0;0;0;0;1;.247

Papelbon p;0;0;0;0;0;0;—-

Cl.Lee p;1;0;0;0;0;1;.250

Bastardo p;0;0;0;0;0;0;—-

a-D.Brown ph;1;1;0;1;0;0;.231

Hollands p;0;0;0;0;0;0;—-

Asche 3b;3;1;1;0;0;0;.245



Span cf;4;0;2;2;0;0;.290

Rendon 3b;3;1;0;0;1;0;.277

Werth rf;4;0;0;0;0;3;.281

W.Ramos c;4;0;1;1;0;1;.289

Desmond ss;4;0;0;0;0;2;.248

Harper lf;4;1;1;0;0;1;.261

Frandsen 1b;4;2;2;0;0;1;.242

Espinosa 2b;3;0;2;1;0;0;.221

f-LaRoche ph;1;0;0;0;0;0;.266

G.Gonzalez p;1;0;0;0;0;1;.115

Detwiler p;0;0;0;0;0;0;.000

b-Hairston ph;0;0;0;0;0;0;.245

Blevins p;0;0;0;0;0;0;—-

Barrett p;0;0;0;0;0;0;—-

d-McLouth ph;1;0;0;0;0;1;.174

Stammen p;0;0;0;0;0;0;.333

g-Lobaton ph;1;0;0;0;0;0;.206




a-reached on a failed fielder’s choice for Bastardo in the 4th. b-was hit by a pitch for Detwiler in the 5th. c-struck out for De Fratus in the 7th. d-struck out for Barrett in the 7th. e-struck out for Giles in the 9th. f-flied out for Espinosa in the 9th. g-popped out for Stammen in the 9th.

E_Rendon 2 (10). LOB_Philadelphia 9, Washington 5. 2B_G.Sizemore (5), Frandsen (6), Espinosa (13). RBIs_Revere (13), Rollins (49), Utley 2 (56), Byrd 2 (62), G.Sizemore 3 (5), D.Brown (50), Span 2 (23), W.Ramos (24), Espinosa (22). SB_Revere (30), Rollins 2 (21). CS_G.Sizemore (1). S_A.Blanco. SF_Utley.

Runners left in scoring position_Philadelphia 3 (Utley, Byrd, Ruf); Washington 3 (Span, Werth 2). RISP_Philadelphia 6 for 13; Washington 3 for 11.


DP_Philadelphia 1 (Utley, Rollins, Ruf).



Bastardo W, 5-4;1-3;0;0;0;0;0;2;4.14


De Fratus;1;2-3;0;0;0;0;1;19;2.78


Giles H, 6;1;1-3;0;0;0;0;3;19;0.87



G.Gonzalez L, 6-7;3;2-3;8;5;5;1;2;77;3.88





Inherited runners-scored_Bastardo 1-0, De Fratus 2-0, Giles 2-0, Detwiler 2-0. IBB_off Stammen (Utley). HBP_by Hollands (Hairston). WP_Hollands, Blevins. PB_Ruiz.

Umpires_Home, Tom Hallion; First, Tripp Gibson; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Eric Cooper.

T_3:31. A_35,722 (41,408).