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Washington D.C.: Nationals Beat the Phillies in Drama Filled Series

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Nationals pitcher undergoes "foreign substances" check, Mystics use Olympic talent to defeat Seattle Storm, and upcoming Washington Spirit and UVA baseball games.

June 24, 2021
Source: Matt Slocum/AP Photo
Source: Matt Slocum/AP Photo

⚾️Nationals: The Nats swept the Philadelphia Phillies in a series that wasn’t short on drama. Due to MLB’s latest attempt to check for “foreign substances” on baseballs, pitcher Max Scherzer’s hat, glove and belt were inspected three times (!!!) on Tuesday. By the third time, Scherzer was so irate he almost took his pants off. He’s not nicknamed “Mad Max” for nothing.

  • Yesterday’s back-and-forth battle between the Nats and Phillies was also wild, including the Nats overcoming three deficits to win 13–12. It was also the first game in MLB history where both teams hit a three-run home run and a grand slam. Boom.
  • The Nats are now second in the National League (NL) East. Can you say glow up?

🏀Mystics: The v. injured Mystics upset the Seattle Storm 87–83 on Tuesday. Three Olympians — Team USA’s Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins, as well as Team Australia’s Leilani Mitchell — led the way, combining for 12 three-pointers to take down the defending champs. Swish. Let’s do it again tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET against the LA Sparks.

📺What to watch:

  • ⚽️The Spirit take on KC NWSL on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET. It will likely be the last Spirit match for U.S. Olympians Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett before the USWNT Send-Off Series starts on July 1st. Don’t miss it.

🎓⚾️UVA baseball must beat Texas at 7 p.m. ET tonight to keep stayin’ alive in the College World Series. Ah ah ah ah