Washington Nationals 7 – Philadelphia Phillies 6

Juan Soto’s historic teenage season continues

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With yet another combined doubleheader, I  couldn’t attend both games, as I had plans scheduled and work to get done this afternoon. I realise I had travelled a long distance to take in some games, but life sometimes gets in the way. Too bad, so sad.

Even though it’s too late in the season for the Nationals to make the Wild Card, let alone catch the Braves, it’s interesting to see them play solidly while the Phillies collapse. One bright spot all year the Nationals has been rookie Juan Soto who had his third multi-home run game of the season, the first teenage player to accomplish this feat. His 18 home runs to date pass Ken Griffey Jr. to stand at fourth on the all-time list for a rookie.

With four straight wins over the past two doubleheaders in the Nationals are now 1 1/2 games back of the Phillies and moving up quickly. Sadly, the Phillies were on their way to taking this game until they collapsed in the ninth and gave up three runs to let the Nationals tie things up.

— Warren Wilansky: Game #30 of 2018

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