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Tyler Moore collides with Erik Kratz on a play at the plate in the fourth.
Hitting highlight: Lombardozzi couldn't have picked a better night to get hot at the plate. With Danny Espinosa now sidelined with a fracture in his right wrist, Lombardozzi knows he's going to get at least a couple consecutive starts at second base. If he keeps doing what he did tonight, he could get more than that. He singled in the second, singled in the fourth and then delivered a two-out, two-run double in the fifth for his third hit in as many at-bats. The Nationals have been waiting for Lombardozzi (and others on their bench) to heat up. Perhaps this was the start of a nice run for the backup second baseman.
Pitching highlight: Zimmermann has had more dominant outings this season, but this certainly was more than good enough: seven innings of two-run ball. What was most notable about tonight's start: Zimmermann pitched to contact in a big way. He didn't walk a batter, and he only struck out one. Otherwise, he relied on his defense to make plays, which they did. That came into play especially in the top of the fifth, when the Phillies produced four singles and threatened to inflict more damage. But Zimmermann got Ben Revere to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning and prevent the Phillies from making any more dent into the right-hander, who by night's end had become the NL's first 8-game winner.
Key stat: Adam LaRoche now has 11 triples in 10 big-league seasons. Who knew?
Up next: The series continues with the first Saturday night home game of the year. Dan Haren faces Jonathan Pettibone at 7:05 p.m. on Fox.