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Bohm and Castellanos in Syndergaard’s Debut Fuel Philadelphia Phillies Victory

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On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies upset the Washington Nationals 5-4, and it only took them five innings. Naturally, that was due to the game being called during a two hour and 19 minute rain delay that began in the fifth inning. Alec Bohm and Rhys Hoskins each hit a home run, which boded well for the offence. All five runs on the evening were batted in by the two guys.

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However, Nick Castellanos’ long fly ball was snagged at the warning track, preventing him from adding another home run. Jean Segura, a second baseman, returned to the big league team on Thursday night and appeared to be in good health. Despite his 0-for-2 performance, his at-bats and range on the diamond were both impressive, if slightly rusty. The debut of recently acquired starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard for the Phillies was arguably the evening’s most significant storyline.

The burly righty tossed a complete game in jest, going all five innings and allowing four runs earned. Despite his experience, there had to be some jitters playing for a new team in front of unfamiliar fans. In any case, it was encouraging to see the athlete best known by his stage name Thor on the field in the powder blues. Credit must also be given to Castellanos, who made an outstanding play in right field to tag out a Nationals runner at home to end the fifth inning and the match.

The game being cut short by rain was not a terrible thing because it gave Philadelphia’s bullpen an evening off while still contributing toward their victory total. They are currently 57-48 and virtually tied with one of the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals for the third wild card spot. Both share first place in the NL Central. On Friday night, the Phillies will play the second of four games in this series against the Nationals, and every game against the National League’s worst team bears significant weight.

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