Down 2 runs in the 9th, the Nationals thought they had the Phillies right where they wanted them. But you can't count on a dramatic rally every single night, and this time, they couldn't deliver.
The Nationals nearly came back again, but the end result was a 3-2 loss to the Phillies in the first night of a nine-game road trip.
Asdrubal Cabrera was out of the Nationals' lineup Monday, but the veteran infielder doesn't expect to miss any more time with a strained side muscle.
The Washington Nationals are playing like the best team in the game, will their starting pitching keep up the pace?