Phillies walked off by Nationals in demoralizing doubleheader sweep and fall out of NL playoff spot
Phillies walked off by Nationals in demoralizing doubleheader sweep and fall out of NL playoff spot

This will be difficult to fathom for anyone who watched the Phillies melt like fondue in each of the last two Septembers. But what happened Tuesday in a doubleheader in Washington was as bad as it gets for a team that fancies itself a postseason contender.Get ready because this is ugly.By day, with Aaron Nola, after getting called out for their sloppiness by manager Joe Girardi less than 24 hours earlier, the Phillies laid an egg in a 5-1 loss to the Nationals. They mustered six hits against a pitcher who entered with a 7.17 ERA and made two errors, Bryce Harper kicking a ball around the right…

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