Detwiler Stifles Phils Offense In Shutout
August 2, 2012
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Nationals 3, Phillies 0
WP – Ross Detwiler (6-4, 3.02)
LP – Cole Hamels (11-6, 3.34)
SV – Tyler Clippard (21)
WASHINGTON — From the first pitch to the time he left in the seventh inning, Ross Detwiler was nothing short of masterful.
Detwiler stifled the Phillies lineup as he only allowed three hits en route to a 3-0 Nationals victory over the Phillies. The win allowed the Nationals to avoid being swept by their division rivals.
The Phillies never could seem to get anything going. Their best chance came in the third inning when Kevin Frandsen singled with one out and was followed by a Chase Utley walk to put runners at first and second.
But Carlos Ruiz swung at a pitch out of the zone to fly out to right-fielder Bryce Harper. Then Ty Wigginton grounded out softly to third base.
Cole Hamels was solid even though he gave up three runs over seven innings. He surrendered 8 hits but struck out 9 and also issued one free pass. Unfortunately he received zero run support.
Frandsen, Utley, and Michael Martinez had the only hits for the Phillies.
Adam LaRoche provided the offense for the Nationals as he went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. LaRoche crushed a Hamels pitch into the right field seats in the second inning. He also had an RBI single that plated Ryan Zimmerman in the following inning.
The Phillies did manage to work to walks in the ninth inning but Ryan Howard struck out looking to end the game. He was pinch-hitting for Domonic Brown.