Nationals Continue Dominance

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Jake Thompson turned in his best start in his short major league career but Tanner Roark and the Nationals continued their dominance of the Phillies last night, 4-0.

Thompson, adjusting his delivery to pitching out of the stretch, allowed two first-inning runs and then held the Nationals scoreless through the next six innings, yielding just five singles. Roark improved to 3-0 in four starts against the Phillies and lowered his ERA to 0.64. He’s tossed seven shutout innings eight times this season, most in the majors. Washington has won seven straight over the Phillies who had just four hits, all singles.

It doesn’t get any easier tonight as Washington starter Max Scherzer is 6-1 in nine career starts vs. the Phillies.

Phil-Ins
Thompson is the second Phillies starter to work seven innings since July 27. Jeremy Hellickson is the other . . . The Nats are 9-4 against the Phillies, 6-1 at Citizens Bank Park. The two teams meet nine more times . . . Phillies are 12-12 in August.

Minor League Report
Transactions
Clearwater: OF Cord Sandberg placed on DL (fracture, right cheek); RHS Shane Watson placed on DL (right turf toe); RHS Tommy Bergjans added to roster from trade with LA;
LHP Scott Harris added to roster from Lakewood.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (80-56), International League North Division. Season ends Monday. 2nd place, 4 games behind Scranton for Division title. 3.5-game lead over Rochester for the wildcard berth. Last 5 games of the season are against Rochester.

Lost, 3-2, in Buffalo, getting 7 singles. LP: Nick Pivetta (0-2), 4.2-7-3-3-4-3. Darin Ruf, 1-5, extending hitting streak to a career-high 15 games. CF Cameron Perkins, 2-4, scored both runs . . . Phil Klein (4-1), 7:05 tonight vs. Pawtucket.

Postseason: South winner meets West winner; wildcard (non-division winner with best winning percentage) meets North, best-of-5. Winners advance to the Governor Cup Championship, best-of-5.

Reading Fightin’ Phils (85-49), Eastern League Eastern Division. Clinched postseason berth on Saturday. Reading has a 1.5 game lead on 2nd-place Trenton which has also clinched a post-season berth. Two teams end season with 4 games in Trenton, Friday through Sunday.

Scored 7 runs in B2 in a 7-1 win over Portland. WP: Ricardo Pinto (6-6), 7-3-0-0-1-2.
LF Christian Marrero, 3-5, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI. C Jorge Alfaro, 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI. RF Dylan Cozens, 1-4, 2 RBI (116). SS KC Serna, 2-4, R, RBI . . . John Richy (4-3), 6:35 tonight vs. Portland.

Postseason: The top two teams in each division, best-of-5. Winners advance to championship round, best-of-5.

Clearwater Threshers (39-24), Florida State League North Division. 2nd place, 3 games behind Dunedin, 2nd half. Two teams meet in the final four games of the season which ends Sunday. Clearwater needs to win the 2nd half to reach the postseason.

Game in Brevard County was suspended after 1.5 innings with the Threshers leading, 1-0. Tommy Bergjans (0-0) is listed to start the 5:05 suspended game tonight. Regularly-scheduled game follows.

Postseason: 1st and 2nd half division winners, best-of-3. Winners advance to championship, best-of-5.

Lakewood BlueClaws (39-24), South Atlantic League North Division. 1st place, 3-game lead, 2nd half. Lakewood, which finished in 6th place in 1st half, needs to win the 2nd half to qualify for the postseason. Season ends Monday..

Idle yesterday. 7:05 tonight vs. Kannapolis, the start of the final homestand.

Postseason: 1st and 2nd half division winners, best-of-3. Winners advance to championship, best-of-5.

Williamsport Crosscutters (34-34), New York-Penn League Pinckney Division. Eliminated from division tile and in 5th place, 6 games behind in the wildcard race. Season ends Monday.

Lost, 6-5, to Mahoning Valley in 10 innings. LP: Will Hibbs (3-4). 1B Darick Hall, 3-4, R.
CF David Martinelli, HR (#3), 3 RBI . . . Adonis Medina (4-3), 7:05 tonight vs. Mahoning Valley.

Postseason: Three Division winners and one wildcard team, best-of-3. Winners advance to championship, best-of-3.

Gulf Coast League Phillies (42-15), Northwest Division. 1st place, 2 games ahead of the Blue Jays. Season ends with games vs. Blue Jays on Wednesday (Dunedin) and Thursday (Clearwater).

Won 8th in last 9 games, 6-3, over the Yankees West in Tampa. ND: Nick Fanti, 4-3-1-1-1-6. WP: Justin Miller (1-0). 2B Dan Brito, 2-3, R, 2b (10), RBI, 2 BB. CF Mickey Moniak, 2-5, R, SB (10). 3B Jose Antequera, 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B (12-13), RBI, SB. SS Cole Stobbe, 2-4, 2 R . . . 12 noon today vs. Yankees West at Carpenter Complex.

Postseason: Four division winners qualify. Division winner with best record meets division winner with the lowest record and the other two division winners meet in a 1-game playoff. Winners advance to championship, best-of-3.

This Date
August 30, 1913
With the Phillies leading, 8-6, in the top of the ninth inning, Baker Bowl fans in one bleacher section began to distract New York Giant batters by waving handkerchiefs, newspapers and straw hats. Umpire William Brennan forfeits the game to the Giants. NL President Thomas Lynch overrules Brennan and declares the Phillies the winners. New York appeals and the NL Board of Directors rule the game to be completed in New York on October 2. Phillies win, 8-6.

Kent Tekulve    teh-KULL-vee Kenton Charles Tekulve (Teke) Position: Pitcher Bats: Right, Throws: Right Height: 6' 4", Weight: 180 lb. Born: March 5, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH (Age 67.288) High School: Catholic HS (Hamilton, OH) School: Marietta College (Marietta, OH) Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1969. (All Transactions) Debut: May 20, 1974 (Age 27.076, 11,099th in MLB history) Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season

August 30, 1988

RH Kent Tekulve relieves in 1,000th game (vs. San Francisco) to become only the
second pitcher in baseball history to pitch in that many games. (Hoyt Wilhelm is alltime
leader, 1,070). Phillies beat Giants, 7-5, at the Vet.

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