The Phillies’ National League Division Series Loss

NLCS: Jean Segura and Phillies Beat Padres in Game 3 of NLDS

Phillies’ Jean Segura homered in the eighth inning. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Phillies entered Game 3 with the best record in the National League but were swept by the Washington Nationals by a score of 4-0 in the National League Division Series.

Not that they need to explain their lack of success. In the early innings of the Series, the Phils were held to just two hits, as the Nationals were slugging like mad. However, the Phillies offense could not help itself from failing too late in the season. Even though Jean Segura pitched well (6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, K) the Phillies offense could not take advantage of Segura’s start.

In the eighth inning, Segura’s first career postseason homer tied the game at 2. But then the Nationals went to Zach Eflin and he delivered a monster line drive double. The Phillies would go on to lose by one run in the bottom of the seventh.

For the Phillies, the series concluded with a loss, but some positives can be taken from that loss:

“We learned a lot from every game that we played, but we are very excited and proud that we’re still competing at the top of the division, that we are very confident and that we still have a lot of talent on this team.”– Jim Thome, Phillies Manager

“We learned a lot from every game that we played. Some of it can be applied to future games and I think that’s good for us. It’s a lesson learned. It’s good to be able to learn and be tested.”– Michael Bourn, Phils Outfielder

“We learned some things at times this year we might have done differently if we can’t do them for a whole year. We were able to learn some lessons and to use it for the future. We made some adjustments and now we’ve learned from those adjustments.”– Jimmy Rollins, Phillies Outfielder

“We’re just going to be prepared as the team that we are

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