After a poor showing in game one of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals, the Phillies were able to rebound in the second act. The Phillies would manage just five hits and two runs in the first game of the day against Washington, but a different offense would appear for game two.
The Phillies would rack up the hits in game two, totaling 16 in all, as they topped the Nationals 8-5 to avoid being swept in the series.
Cody Asche would start the inning off with a single and Andres Blanco would hit a one out double to put runners on second and third. Phillies starter Severino Gonzalez would then help his own cause, following Blanco's double with an RBI single to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
The Phillies would rack up four more singles in the frame, tacking on three runs to take an early 4-0 lead.
The Nationals would take three runs back in the top of the fourth, but the Phillies would respond immediately, scoring four runs in the bottom half of the inning with the help of six more singles.
The Phillies would be able to coast a bit from there, picking up an 8-5 win over the Nationals to avoid being swept.
After a terrible offensive outing in the front end of the doubleheader, the Phillies would turn things around by playing small ball, tallying a total of 16 hits in the win, just one of which was for extra bases.
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By: Kyle Babcock
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