Strasburg shuts down Phillies again, Nationals win 4-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A four-day break didn't slow down the streaking Washington Nationals.

Stephen Strasburg struck out six in six innings, Victor Robles hit a two-run single and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 Friday night.

Strasburg (11-4) allowed seven hits and walked one, continuing his dominance over the Phillies. He's 13-2 against them, 6-0 in Philadelphia.

The second-place Nationals have won 16 of 20 and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the struggling Phillies, who are 14-22 since leading the NL East by 3 1/2 games on May 29.

''In the past, when we had a long layoff, there was a tendency to be flat,'' Strasburg said. ''I think this year we had guys who were in that situation and we weren't going to be lackadaisical. We played hard.''

Strasburg said he threw during the All-Star break and Nationals manager Dave Martinez said players told him they stayed active.

''I'm really proud of the way they came out,'' Martinez said. ''They had intensity and they played well.''

Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-4) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings and actually lowered his ERA to 5.81.

''Lots of ups and downs,'' Pivetta said. ''I need to improve moving forward.''

The Nationals took a 2-0 lead in the second when Robles lined a single to right with the bases loaded.

Ryan Zimmerman's sacrifice fly in the third extended the lead to 3-0, but he was robbed of extra bases by center fielder Scott Kingery, who made an acrobatic, diving catch on the hard liner to the gap.

Juan Soto made it 4-0 in the ninth with a sacrifice fly off Ranger Suarez.

Wander Suero fanned two in a perfect seventh. Fernando Rodney pitched the eighth and Sean Doolittle finished off the seven-hitter.

Bryce Harper was 2 for 4 against his former team.

''Strasburg had a Strasburg night,'' Harper said.

TRADE THOUGHTS

Phillies president Andy MacPhail said he doesn't consider the team ''one trade away from the World Series'' so he's going to be reluctant to trade top prospects.

''You're going to have to be judicious with your playing talent,'' he said.

DADDY DUTIES

The Phillies placed All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto on the paternity list and selected catcher Rob Brantly's contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Realmuto is expected to return Saturday.

FINED

Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta said he was fined by MLB for saying he would put a ''dent'' in Todd Frazier's skull. He said he didn't check to see the amount.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Max Scherzer won't start Sunday because of a sore back. An MRI was negative and he threw from 75 feet before the game. Scherzer is expected to pitch in the next series. ... LHP Jonny Venters was placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 8) with a left shoulder strain. RHP Kyle McGowin was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg to take his spot.

Phillies: Arrieta is scheduled to start Sunday despite a bone spur in his right elbow. Arrieta said he's going start by start. Surgery is likely after the season or sooner. .. INF/OF Sean Rodriguez was not available because of oblique tightness.

UP NEXT

LHP Patrick Corbin (7-5, 3.34 ERA) starts for the Nationals and RHP Aaron Nola (8-2, 3.74) goes for the Phillies on Saturday. Corbin is 4-2 in seven career starts vs. Philadelphia, and Nola is 4-5 in 17 starts vs. Washington.

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  • W: S. Strasburg (11-4)L: N. Pivetta (4-4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS50100012.286.340.484.8240.5
A. Eaton RF41200000.284.370.387.7574.0
A. Rendon 3B30100200.304.389.608.9973.0
J. Soto LF31010115.297.403.531.9342.5
R. Zimmerman 1B31110114.242.319.394.7133.5
B. Dozier 2B40100014.234.322.445.7671.5
K. Suzuki C40100002.269.311.509.8201.0
V. Robles CF40120002.246.319.440.7593.0
S. Strasburg P30000003.073.136.098.2340.0
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Rodney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Kendrick PH11100000.330.380.565.9452.0
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Rodney in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Kingery CF40100020.291.342.539.8810.0
J. Segura SS40000011.275.318.442.760-0.5
B. Harper RF40200000.256.371.470.8412.0
R. Hoskins 1B20000202.262.402.527.9282.0
J. Bruce LF40000003.239.288.566.8540.0
C. Hernandez 2B40100020.285.338.418.7560.0
M. Franco 3B40300000.234.302.421.7244.0
A. Knapp C40100014.157.289.229.5180.5
N. Pivetta P10000011.083.083.083.167-0.5
a- R. Quinn PH10000010.109.196.130.327-0.5
J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Miller PH10000010.267.353.500.853-0.5
E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Suarez P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
c- R. Brantly PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
  • a-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Alvarez in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Suarez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (10), B. Dozier (16)
  • SF - J. Soto (3), R. Zimmerman (2)
  • SH - A. Eaton (4)
  • RBI - J. Soto (57), R. Zimmerman (14), V. Robles 2 (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner 2 (2), J. Soto, R. Zimmerman 4 (4), B. Dozier, V. Robles, S. Strasburg
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins 2 (2), J. Bruce 2 (2), A. Knapp 3 (3), N. Pivetta, R. Brantly
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Zimmerman)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Knapp (2), J. Segura (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (W, 11-4)6.07001603.461.0523.0
W. Suero (H, 10)1.00000205.171.284.0
F. Rodney (H, 3)1.00001007.401.942.0
S. Doolittle1.01000203.051.363.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (W, 11-4)6.0
W. Suero (H, 10)1.0
F. Rodney (H, 3)1.0
S. Doolittle1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)5.06332205.811.480.0
J. Hammer1.01000003.181.182.0
J. Alvarez1.00000003.741.403.0
E. Garcia1.00001105.841.542.5
R. Suarez1.02111103.971.50-0.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)5.0
J. Hammer1.0
J. Alvarez1.0
E. Garcia1.0
R. Suarez1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 111-70, W. Suero 15-9, F. Rodney 15-8, S. Doolittle 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 6-6, F. Rodney 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 26, W. Suero 3, F. Rodney 3, S. Doolittle 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Suarez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 87-52, J. Hammer 22-13, J. Alvarez 11-7, E. Garcia 16-9, R. Suarez 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 8-5, J. Hammer 1-2, J. Alvarez 2-2, R. Suarez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 23, J. Hammer 4, J. Alvarez 4, E. Garcia 4, R. Suarez 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Turner SS50100012.286.340.484.8240.5
A. Eaton RF41200000.284.370.387.7574.0
A. Rendon 3B30100200.304.389.608.9973.0
J. Soto LF31010115.297.403.531.9342.5
R. Zimmerman 1B31110114.242.319.394.7133.5
B. Dozier 2B40100014.234.322.445.7671.5
K. Suzuki C40100002.269.311.509.8201.0
V. Robles CF40120002.246.319.440.7593.0
S. Strasburg P30000003.073.136.098.2340.0
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Rodney P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Kendrick PH11100000.330.380.565.9452.0
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Rodney in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Kingery CF40100020.291.342.539.8810.0
J. Segura SS40000011.275.318.442.760-0.5
B. Harper RF40200000.256.371.470.8412.0
R. Hoskins 1B20000202.262.402.527.9282.0
J. Bruce LF40000003.239.288.566.8540.0
C. Hernandez 2B40100020.285.338.418.7560.0
M. Franco 3B40300000.234.302.421.7244.0
A. Knapp C40100014.157.289.229.5180.5
N. Pivetta P10000011.083.083.083.167-0.5
a- R. Quinn PH10000010.109.196.130.327-0.5
J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Miller PH10000010.267.353.500.853-0.5
E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Suarez P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
c- R. Brantly PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
Total34080021012-----
  • a-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Alvarez in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Suarez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (10), B. Dozier (16)
  • SF - J. Soto (3), R. Zimmerman (2)
  • SH - A. Eaton (4)
  • RBI - J. Soto (57), R. Zimmerman (14), V. Robles 2 (39)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner 2 (2), J. Soto, R. Zimmerman 4 (4), B. Dozier, V. Robles, S. Strasburg
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins 2 (2), J. Bruce 2 (2), A. Knapp 3 (3), N. Pivetta, R. Brantly
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Zimmerman)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Knapp (2), J. Segura (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (W, 11-4)6.07001603.461.0523.0
W. Suero (H, 10)1.00000205.171.284.0
F. Rodney (H, 3)1.00001007.401.942.0
S. Doolittle1.01000203.051.363.0
Total9.08002100---
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (W, 11-4)6.0
W. Suero (H, 10)1.0
F. Rodney (H, 3)1.0
S. Doolittle1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)5.06332205.811.480.0
J. Hammer1.01000003.181.182.0
J. Alvarez1.00000003.741.403.0
E. Garcia1.00001105.841.542.5
R. Suarez1.02111103.971.50-0.5
Total9.0944440---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-4)5.0
J. Hammer1.0
J. Alvarez1.0
E. Garcia1.0
R. Suarez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 111-70, W. Suero 15-9, F. Rodney 15-8, S. Doolittle 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 6-6, F. Rodney 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 26, W. Suero 3, F. Rodney 3, S. Doolittle 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Suarez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 87-52, J. Hammer 22-13, J. Alvarez 11-7, E. Garcia 16-9, R. Suarez 24-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 8-5, J. Hammer 1-2, J. Alvarez 2-2, R. Suarez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 23, J. Hammer 4, J. Alvarez 4, E. Garcia 4, R. Suarez 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Soto hit sacrifice fly to left, Kendrick scored40
  • 3RD INNING
    Zimmerman hit sacrifice fly to center, Eaton scored30
  • 2ND INNING
    Robles singled to right, Soto and Zimmerman scored, Suzuki to third, Robles to second on catcher Knapp fielding error20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Ranger Suarez relieved Edgar Garcia
    • Howie Kendrick hit for Fernando Rodney
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kendrick singled to center
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Turner singled to left, Kendrick to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike swinging, Eaton hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Kendrick to third, Turner to second
    • A. Rendon: Rendon intentionally walked
    • J. Soto: Foul, Foul, Foul, Soto hit sacrifice fly to left, Kendrick scored
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sean Doolittle pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco popped out to shortstop
    • A. Knapp: Knapp singled to right
    • Rob Brantly hit for Ranger Suarez
    • R. Brantly: Strike looking, Knapp to second, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brantly struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Edgar Garcia pitching
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman walked
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki flied out to left
    • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Robles lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Fernando Rodney relieved Wander Suero
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Harper lined out to left
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bruce grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hoskins out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jose Alvarez relieved JD Hammer
    • T. Turner: Ball, Turner lined out to right
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Rendon safe at first on shortstop Segura fielding error
    • J. Soto: Ball, Soto lined out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Wander Suero relieved Stephen Strasburg
    • Brad Miller hit for Jose Alvarez
    • B. Miller: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • JD Hammer pitching
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier doubled to deep right center
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles fouled out to catcher
    • S. Strasburg: Foul, Ball, Strasburg flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Bruce flied out to deep left
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Franco singled to center
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Ball, Knapp flied out to deep left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Foul, Strike looking, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton doubled to shallow left
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rendon walked
    • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Soto grounded out to first, Eaton to third, Rendon to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Roman Quinn hit for Nick Pivetta
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to left
    • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Harper reached on an infield single to shortstop, Kingery to second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hoskins lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Suzuki popped out to first
    • V. Robles: Robles flied out to deep right
    • S. Strasburg: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strasburg grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Hoskins flied out to deep left
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Bruce grounded out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to shallow left
    • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Franco singled to center, Hernandez to second
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Eaton reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Rendon singled to deep right, Eaton to third
    • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Zimmerman hit sacrifice fly to center, Eaton scored
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dozier flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to second
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike swinging, Harper popped out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto walked
    • R. Zimmerman: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Zimmerman singled to left, Soto to second
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dozier fouled out to right
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Suzuki singled to left, Soto to third, Zimmerman to second
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Foul, Robles singled to right, Soto and Zimmerman scored, Suzuki to third, Robles to second on catcher Knapp fielding error
    • S. Strasburg: Strike looking, Strasburg grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Franco doubled to left center
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp grounded out to second, Franco to third
    • N. Pivetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner grounded out to third
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton grounded out to first
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Rendon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Harper singled to left center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked, Harper to second
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce fouled out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)