Phillies Lose Home Opener to Nationals, 7-6: Five Observations

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Apr 7, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Philadelphia Phillies stretch before their home opener against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 7, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Philadelphia Phillies stretch before their home opener against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 7, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Philadelphia Phillies stretch before their home opener against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

The Phillies rallied back late but couldn’t overcome the Nationals as they lost their home opener to the Nats 7-6. Here are five observations from the game.

After starting the season off with a strong win, the Phillies are on a three-game skid after their 7-6 loss to the Nationals in the home opener. The team did rally back from a 7-0 deficit at one point, but they just couldn’t get over the hump and tie up the Nats.

At the time of releasing this article, the Phillies currently sit tied for last in the NL East at 1-3 with the Braves while the Nationals sit atop it at 3-1.

On the brighter side, the Phils honored the late Dallas Green, Ruben Amaro, Sr., and Katy Feeney before the game. Green’s wife Sylvia, threw out the first pitch and the team will wear a patch during the season to honor him.

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly pointed out that Philadelphia’s newest baseball sensation, Brock Stassi, now has his own fan club at Citizen’s Bank Park:

Where do I sign up to become a Croc? Anyway, on to the game itself and five observations from it.stas

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