May 4, 2014: Nationals (17-14) 0, Phillies (15-14) 1
The Philadelphia Phillies needed just one run to support starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez in a 1-0 victory against the Washington Nationals. Hernandez out-pitched the Nats’ Gio Gonzalez by not allowing a single run in 7.1 innings of work.
Following a triple by Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley singled on a ground ball to center to provide all of the game’s offense. Both pitchers buckled down from there, pitching into the eighth inning and allowing just four hits apiece.
Gonzalez pitched a great game for the Nationals, going 7.1 innings and striking out seven batters. Meanwhile, Hernandez struck out only three and walked three in his 7.1 frames.
The Phillies pieced together the rest of the eighth inning after Hernandez’s departure with relief pitchers Mike Adams and Antonio Bastardo. To finish things off the Phillies called upon closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon recorded his ninth save of the year.
Important to note: the Nationals had plenty of opportunities to score, leaving 16 runners on base.