Final: Nationals 4, Phillies 0 ❖ Attendance: 16,056
PHILADELPHIA — For the second time this season, the Philadelphia Phillies (60-71) were shut out by RHP Tanner Roark and the Washington Nationals, falling 4-0 Monday evening in the series opener at Citizens Bank Park.
Roark threw seven shutout innings, limiting the Phillies to just four singles and a walk while striking out five. It was his eight start of the season throwing seven or more shutout innings, and his outing tonight improved his career record against Pete Mackanin's club to 5-5 with a 3.81 ERA. Phillies rookie RHP Jake Thompson suffered the losing decision, however he threw a career-high seven innings on the mound.
Overall, the Phillies have been blanked by their opponents seven times this season and have dropped seven straight to the National League East division leaders dating back to May 30.