Hitting highlight: It really can't be understated just how good Werth has been over a prolonged stretch. He has now played in 58 games since returning from a hamstring injury on June 2, and during that time he is hitting .355 with 13 homers and 38 RBI and a .440 on-base percentage. And the veteran right fielder delivered big-time tonight. He singled home a run in the fourth, singled and scored a run in the sixth and then provided the biggest blast of the game in the seventh. Stepping up to face Zach Miner fresh out of the bullpen, Werth crushed the reliever's first pitch to left for a two-run homer that gave the Nationals the lead. It also happened to be the 1,000th hit of Werth's career, earning a curtain call from the crowd of 32,676.
Pitching highlight: It looked early on like this would be a "lowlight" night for Jordan, who was torched for four runs in the second inning. The Phillies batted around in the frame, with Darin Ruf crushing a high, 93-mph sinker for a two-run homer to lead the charge. But give credit to the rookie right-hander for battling back and putting up three zeroes after that disastrous frame, giving his teammates a chance to rally. Jordan really has come a long way in his short time in the big leagues, learning how to overcome adversity and how to get batters out the second and third time he faces them. His total innings count (majors and minors) is now at 136. It's possible that'll be it for him, though the Nationals could still give him another start or two. Either way, Jordan definitely has made a case for consideration in the 2014 rotation.
Key stat: Roark has now faced 12 batters in his big-league career and retired 11 of them.
Up next: The series concludes Sunday when Stephen Strasburg faces Kyle Kendrick. Note the unconventional 5:05 p.m. start time.