Category Archives: Phillies

GAME 55 REVIEW: Lannan Breaks Through, Nix Leads Charge in 2-1 Win

In 13 career starts entering today’s game, John Lannan was 0-10 with a 6.44 ERA against the Philadelphia Phillies.  With a little help from his friends in the bullpen — and outfielder Laynce Nix — Lannan was able to break through against the bullies of the N.L. East, beating the division-leading Phillies and Roy Oswalt 2-1, before 24,495 at hot and sunny Nationals Park.
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GAME 54 REVIEW: Espinosa Carries Big Stick; Nats Pound Lee, Phils 10-2

Danny Espinosa’s two-homer night fueled Nats 10-2 win over Phillies. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

It’s nights like last night that make the previous two weeks worth of losses that much tougher to take. It certainly explains manager Jim Riggleman’s insistence that the Washington Nationals are a better ball club than they’ve shown this season.
Behind two home runs by rookie second baseman Danny Continue reading

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GAME 53 REVIEW: Solo Shots Not Enough; Phils Top Nats 5-4

Roy Halladay continued his dominance of the Washington Nationals. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Through three innings on Monday, traditional roles were reversed. Livan Hernandez was working quickly, efficiently and dominantly, shutting down the Philadelphia Phillies prodigious offense.  On the other hand, defending Cy Young winner Roy Halladay was struggling with his command, throwing a lot of Continue reading

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GAME 31 REVIEW: Nats Swept Out of Philly with 7-3 Loss

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer

The Nationals’ starting rotation has pitched remarkably well all season long. Despite some rough outings, every starter was able to get through at least the fifth inning in every game – something no other team could claim.
On Thursday night, that streak came to an end. Starter John Lannan was pulled in the third inning after giving up five runs, and the Nationals Continue reading

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GAME 30 REVIEW: Middle Inning Meltdown Dooms Nats

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
Up until the fifth inning Wednesday night, the Nationals were looking good against the Philadelphia Phillies. While they weren’t generating much offense, Jason Marquis had kept the Phillies off the board. But in that fifth inning, everything the Nats had accomplished to that point unraveled, leading to seven runs and another loss to the division bullies.
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GAME 29 REVIEW: Phils Drop Nats 4-1 in Werth’s Return

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer

Whenever the Nationals face the Phillies, they know that every mistake can be the difference between winning and losing. The margin of error is razor thin, and Tuesday night, a miscue in left field and a struggling offense cost the team as they fell to the Phillies, 4-1.
Livan Hernandez was knocked around for 10 hits and 4 walks in 6 1/3 innings, but he kept the Continue reading

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GAME 12 REVIEW: Lee Outduels Zimmermann; Phils Take Rubber Match 4-0

Jordan Zimmermann heads to the dugout after seven-plus innings. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Washington, D.C. — Jordan Zimmermann had a perfect game through five innings and ended up allowing just one earned run in his seven-plus innings.  Most nights, that’s good for a dominating win.
But not last night.
As good as Zimmermann was, his opponent was even better.
Cliff Lee threw a complete Continue reading

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"Nats Weekly" at 5:30 pm and Starting Lineups

"Nats Weekly", our Internet radio show on, will air LIVE at 5:30 pm today.  We’ll discuss the past week’s games, the injuries that are causing lineup concerns for manager Jim Riggleman, minor league updates and anything else Nats.
You can join in the discussion by calling 877-244-0585 — LIVE — from 5:30-6:00 pm._________________________________________
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GAME 10 REVIEW: Nats Patchwork Lineup Gets Job Done

Washington, D.C. — Sometimes you look at the lineup card and wonder why you bother playing the game.  Well, in baseball sometimes the numbers take a night off — the good ones and the bad ones.
Last night, before a smallish crowd under threatening skies at Nationals Park, Jim Riggleman and his band of journeymen, backups and age-defying starting pitcher, defended the home turf against their Continue reading

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SERIES PREVIEW: Washington Nationals v. Philadelphia Phillies; Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies (7-2, 1st NLE) at Washington Nationals (4-5, 3rd NLE)Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.Tuesday 7:05 pm.: Joe Blanton (0-0, 14.54) v. Livan Hernandez (0-1, 4.76)Wednesday 7:05 pm.:  Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.00) v. John Lannan (1-0, 5.40)Thursday 7:05 pm:  Cliff Lee (1-1, 16.20) v. Jordan Zimmermann (1-1, 3.38)____________________________________________________
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