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9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE10:05 AM CT, June 19, 2022
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Red-hot Phillies go for 5-game sweep of Nationals

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Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals

  1. These two division foes are facing each other for the first time this season. Last season, the Phillies won 13 of the 19 meetings including the last eight, with seven of the matchups being decided by one run (Phillies won four of them).
  2. The Phillies are 2-2 in their last four games after winning a season-long nine games in-a-row. They are looking to go two games over .500 for the first time since opening 2022 with a 2-0 record. Philadelphia is 8-15 this season against teams in its own division.
  3. Rhys Hoskins is batting .447 (17-for-38) with five home runs, 11 runs batted in and eight runs scored over his last nine games, notching multiple hits in six of the nine games. He is hitting .365 in June after hitting .197 in April and .239 in May.
  4. The Nationals have lost four straight games after winning two straight (all at home), and are 11-22 at home for a .333 winning percentage. The team's lowest home winning percentage in any season is .296 (24-57) in 1969, their first season in existence (as the Expos).
  5. Patrick Corbin started the season 0-7 after nine starts but is 3-1 in his last four despite a 6.75 ERA. He has allowed eight home runs in his last three starts against the Phillies (17 innings).
  6. Zack Wheeler was 0-3 after three starts but is 5-0 in his last eight. He is 8-14 all-time against the Nationals, with the eight wins being his third most against any opponent. The 14 losses are by far his most against an opponent (the Braves are second with seven).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/16/2022 thru 6/17/2022
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Philadelphia Phillies will go for their sixth straight win when they wrap up a rare five-game series against the host Washington Nationals on Sunday.

Philadelphia hasn't swept a five-game series since 2001 at home against the Marlins.

Right-hander Zach Eflin (2-4, 3.98 ERA) opposes Washington rookie right-hander Jackson Tetreault (0-1, 15.75 ERA) in the finale.

In his last start, Eflin allowed four runs on five hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Marlins. He was pulled after throwing only 80 pitches due to soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee.

Eflin came through a series of tests on his patellar tendon and threw a bullpen session on Friday.

"That's really what we were worried about," interim manager Rob Thomson said of his pitcher's knee. "So it was good news."

Eflin has a 7.13 ERA in away games this season.

Tetreault, 26, was called up from Triple-A Rochester to make the start in place of the injured Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday.

Tetreault allowed seven runs on nine hits over four innings against the defending champion Braves in his major league debut.

"Obviously not the result I was looking for," he said. "But still, I'm not going to shy away. I'm eager to get back out there and throw again. Just happy to get the first one under my belt."

Three of those hits were homers, including back-to-back shots. He struck out the first batter he faced, but Dansby Swanson followed with a homer.

"I think he was a little bit amped up," Washington manager Dave Martinez said. "He came out throwing really hard, but he was a little bit erratic, and (the Braves) put together some pretty good at-bats."

On Saturday, the Nationals rallied to tie the game 1-1 on a two-out RBI single by Lane Thomas in the ninth, but they couldn't get the game winner.

Philadelphia's Rhys Hoskins drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the 10th inning and Seranthony Dominguez retired the Nationals in order in the bottom half.

That made a winner of Brad Hand, who's blown save canceled out eight innings of shutout baseball from Aaron Nola.

The Phillies have won 15 of 17 to move a season-best five games over .500.

"It's a pretty good run we're on, that's for sure," Thomson said. "We've just got to keep it going. Stay consistent. We've got a good club. We knew that coming out of spring training. We just got off to a little bit of a slow start."

Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (blister on his left index finger) was scratched from the starting lineup.

Juan Soto had two walks and a single for the last-place Nationals, who have lost eight straight.

"We're in a little rut right now, but about a week before we were playing pretty good baseball," Nationals starter Josiah Gray, who left after six shutout innings, said. "So continue to get back to those winning ways. And we're going to get there soon."

--Field Level Media

Updated June 19, 2022

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