Guthrie Struggles as Nats Lose Big to Phils

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By Michael Marzzacco

Jeremy Guthrie probably had one of the worst birthdays ever. In his first start since September 2015, the now 38-year old failed to get out of the first inning. He gave up 10 runs and allowed six hits and four walks. While he was able to get two outs, he couldn’t finish the inning and was ultimately pulled. The Phillies scored 12 in the opening inning en route to a 12 run inning and ultimately a 17-3 win.

Trea Turner left the game in the first inning after stealing second. He is expected to miss 2-3 days with a hamstring injury.

One positive from this contest was Daniel Murphy continuing his plate production as he’s had five consecutive multi-hit games. The Nats have played five games this season.

The Nats got one run in the fourth and two in the sixth. In the fourth, Jayson Werth belted an RBI single into left field that scored Murphy. In the sixth, Ryan Zimmerman grounded out with a fielder’s choice that scored Bryce Harper from thrid. Werth got his second RBI single of the game with a base hit to center field that scored Murphy.

The Nats and Phillies will meet today in the series finale with a 1:35 first pitch. Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 2.57 ERA) will get the start up against Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 1.80 ERA).

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