Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals can't afford to drop their series finale against the Phillies are fall farther back in the Wild Card race. Get live updates on Nats Insider.
Several key mistakes became magnified in the Nats' loss, their first defeat since September 6th.
The Phillies scored four runs in the fifth inning off Gio Gonzalez to take the initial lead, and the Nats just couldn’t complete the comeback.
Both Stephen Strasburg and Ross Detwiler are working their way back and both are expected to return this season.