Phillies v. Nationals
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 6-4
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 27-15 when getting on the board first but just 15-35 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 2-43 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 32-3 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 23-22 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 29-11 when out-hitting opponents but 8-35 when getting outhit.
- Jimmy Rollins had a great game at the plate last night going 2-for-4 with his 10th and 11th home runs of the season driving in three runs.
- It was the ninth time in Rollins career that he had a multi-home run game.
- Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
- Domonic Brown drove in two runs in the second inning with a double.
- Cameron Rupp hit a RBI double off the wall in left in the sixth inning.
Place: 1st in NL East
Last 10: 6-4
- The Nationals better get used to the Phillies. Between July 11th and September 7th, they play 51 games and 25% of them (13) come against Philadelphia.
- Washington is outscoring Philadelphia 28-13 in six games this season going 4-3 in those games.
- Dating back to May 31st, 2011, the Nationals are 33-22 against the Phillies.
- Washington is third in Major League Baseball in run differential at +52.
- The Nationals are 40-3 this season when scoring four or more runs but just 9-39 when scoring three or fewer runs.
- Denard Span leads all leadoff hitters with 34 extra-base hits, two more than Colorado's Charlie Blackmon.
- Bryce Harper hit a 401-foot solo home run in the seventh inning.
- Denard Span had a good game going 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
- Ryan Zimmerman had just the second hit off of Ken Giles with his eighth inning RBI double.
- Adam LaRoche went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
7-6, 3.46 ERA, 1.21 WHIP
Strasburg, 25, allowed two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts in seven innings of work on Monday against the Orioles. In eight career games against the Phillies, Strasburg is 3-1 with a 2.32 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP. In three career starts at Citizens Bank Park, he is 0-0 with a 0.55 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP.
3-5, 2.87 ERA, 1.23 WHIP
Hamels, 30, allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings in Monday's win over the Brewers. In 28 career starts against the Nationals, Hamels is 15-6 with a 2.58 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. In 127 career starts at Citizens Bank Park, he is 52-41 with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.