Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

PHI
10
WAS
4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
PHI 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 3 0 10 17 0
WAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 8 2

The Phillies lost Cliff Lee in the third inning when he aggravated an injury but rolled over the Nationals to get the win.


Game Information
Location: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 35,722

WASHINGTON (AP) Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee had reached the point where he wasn't thinking about the elbow injury that had sidelined him for two months this season.

Now it's foremost on his mind.

Ben Revere tied a career-high with four hits and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury.

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

"It's pretty much the same thing as it was before," said Lee, who said he felt some discomfort throwing before the game and for the first few warm-up pitches each inning.

"The last inning, it never fully went away and it came on a little stronger the next six or seven pitches I threw," he said. "It was there every throw and I just felt like if I kept throwing something was going to snap and I just wanted to make sure that didn't happen."

Lee, making his third start since missing two months, left the game with an apparent recurrence of the flexor pronator strain that sidelined him in May.

The 35-year-old will be examined by the Phillies team doctor Saturday.

"I mean it was all but gone," Lee said of the injury. "It was out of my mind, and I wasn't thinking about it at all until today when I was throwing those pitches, and there it is again."

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

Antonio Bastardo (5-4) relieved Lee and 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.

"A lot of pitches right in the middle of the zone," catcher Wilson Ramos said. "That was a problem today. A lot of pitches up in the zone, too."

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

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

"Ben's just really peppering the ball, squaring up and using the whole field," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

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.

TRAINER'S ROOM

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."

ON DECK

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.

TRADING DAY

Nationals: For Cabrera, the Nationals parted with Walters, 24, who hit .234 with three homers runs and six RBIs in 40 games over the last two seasons.

"By shock, as anybody else would," Williams said about how Walters's reacted to the news. "He got called into the office, he thought he was in trouble for something, and I said `No, we've made this trade."'

Phillies: Despite much speculation, the deadline passed without general manager Ruben Amaro making a move.

"We were looking for players that would help us," he said. "But I think we were very reasonable in the discussions that we had. Frankly I don't think the clubs were aggressive enough for the kind of talent that we have on our club."

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Pitcher Matchup
Antonio Bastardo
Innings Pitched:0.1 (Win)
H 0, R 0, 4.14 ERA
Gio Gonzalez
(Loss) Innings Pitched:3.2
H 8, R 5, 3.88 ERA
 

Washington batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Denard Span CF 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 .290
Anthony Rendon 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .277
Jayson Werth RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .281
Wilson Ramos C 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .289
Ian Desmond SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .248
Bryce Harper LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .261
Kevin Frandsen LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 .242
Danny Espinosa 2B 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 .221
Adam LaRoche 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Gio Gonzalez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .115
Ross Detwiler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Scott Hairston LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Jerry Blevins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Aaron Barrett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Nate McLouth LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .174
Craig Stammen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Jose Lobaton C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206

Philadelphia batters
Player POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ben Revere CF 6 2 4 1 0 0 0 .306
Jimmy Rollins SS 5 1 3 1 0 1 4 .245
Chase Utley 2B 3 0 0 2 1 0 4 .287
Marlon Byrd RF 5 2 2 2 0 1 3 .271
Carlos Ruiz C 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .275
Grady Sizemore CF 5 1 3 3 0 0 1 .328
Darin Ruf RF 4 1 1 0 1 3 3 .154
Andres Blanco SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Justin De Fratus P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Jake Diekman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Ken Giles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Reid Brignac 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .247
Ryan Howard 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222
Cliff Lee P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Antonio Bastardo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Domonic Brown LF 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .231
Mario Hollands P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Cody Asche 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .245

Washington pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Gio Gonzalez 3.2 8 5 5 1 2 77-47 3.88
Craig Stammen 2 5 3 3 1 3 42-25 3.81
Ross Detwiler 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 15-8 3.60
Aaron Barrett 1 0 0 0 0 2 18-12 3.21
Jerry Blevins 1 2 2 2 0 1 24-15 5.45

Philadelphia pitchers
Player IP H R ER BB SO PC-ST ERA
Cliff Lee 2.2 1 0 0 0 4 31-24 3.65
Justin De Fratus 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 19-14 2.78
Ken Giles 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 19-12 0.87
Mario Hollands 1.1 4 3 3 1 1 28-16 4.78
Jonathan Papelbon 1 0 0 0 0 0 13-8 1.79
Jake Diekman 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 21-16 4.47
Antonio Bastardo 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 2-2 4.14