Trea Turner sends a souvenir into the stands with a 1st-inning 2-run homer against the Phillies.
The Nationals broke out of their offensive funk in a big way.
Juan Soto hit two of Washington’s seven home runs, finishing with four hits and five RBI, and the Nationals routed the Philadelphia Phillies 17-7 on Friday night.
Erick Fedde (1-3) earned his first major league win in his eighth career start, allowing five runs on eight hits in five innings with three strikeouts and three walks.
Nick Pivetta (4-7) continued to struggle against the organization that drafted him. The right-hander was shelled for seven runs on seven hits, including three homers, in 1 2/3 innings to fall to 0-3 with an 11.94 ERA in five career starts against Washington. Pivetta, a fourth-round pick in 2013, finished June 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA in six starts.
I feel better than I have in a long time. I feel healthier than I have in a long time. There’s no end in sight, he said. I know I’m older. I try never to think age but to think of how you feel and how passionate you are … those are at a high level for me.
That’s great news for Duke fans and terrifying for the rest of the ACC and college basketball. Duke hasn’t missed the NCAA Tournament since 1995 (when Krzyzewski missed most of the season with back problems), and in recent years, has become the marquee landing spot for five-star recruits.
Entering 2018, Duke has three of the top five recruits (according to 247Sports) with R.J. Barrett, Cameron Reddish and Zion Williamson all slated to play for the Blue Devils.
It’s going to be fun trying to put together and offensive and defensive system that will be personalized for these kids, Krzyzewski said.