Well, They Did Their Best
You have to give the Phillies at least some credit in the loss. After going down 7-0 thanks to three Washington home runs, it would have been very easy to hang their heads and pencil in another loss. They had to face the dominant Scherzer, who didn’t allow a hit until the fourth and kept Philadelphia scoreless through five.
In the bottom of the ninth, Cameron Rupp reached base on a single before Galvis cranked a two-run home run of his own to bring the Phillies within one. After cutting Washington’s lead from seven to one, fans and players alike felt like they could tie up the game with one of the best teams in the division, if not the league.
Unfortunately, they were unable to tie the game, but they had several opportunities earlier in the game that could have brought them closer to Washington before the ninth.