Phillies @ Nationals
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 33-18 when getting on the board first but just 15-41 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 2-49 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 38-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 27-24 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 33-16 when out-hitting opponents but 9-39 when getting outhit.
- The Phillies have the best second-half record in the National League over the last 10 years going 429-311.
- Philadelphia has lost 13 of their last 19 games against the Nationals.
- Overall since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington, D.C., the Phillies are 45-41 in the D.C. area (Nationals Park and RFK Stadium).
- Ben Revere had another good game at the top of the Phillies order going 4-for-6 with two runs scored, an RBI and his 30th stolen base of the season.
- Revere raised his average to .306 on the season.
- Jimmy Rollins put forth a great effort last night going 3-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI and his 20th and 21st steals of the season.
- Grady Sizemore had a solid game for the Phillies going 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs.
- Marlon Byrd was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
- Carlos Ruiz had a multi-hit game going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
- The Phillies ripped 17 hits, 16 of which were singles.
Place: 1st in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- Nationals are 75-100 all-time against the Phillies but 29-29 against Philadelphia at Nationals Park.
- The magic number for the Nationals seems to be four runs as they are 49-6 when scoring four or more runs but just 9-42 when scoring three or fewer.
- Washington is 12-3-2 in series play since May 30th with three sweeps in that time, including one over the Phillies.
- Since May 30th the Nationals are 33-21 overall.
- The Nationals have had 10 or more men reach base safely in 20 of their last 21 games dating back to July 5th.
- Washington leads the National League and is third in MLB in run differential at +66.
- Former-Phillie Kevin Frandsen had a solid game against his former team going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
- Denard Span had a good game at the top of the Nationals order going 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
- Danny Espinosa put up a multi-hit game going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
- Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
- Wilson Ramos was the only other National to record a hit.
5-8, 4.14 ERA, 1.39 WHIP
Hernandez, 33, allowed two runs on four hits with a strikeout in seven innings in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. In three career starts against the Nationals, Hernandez is 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. He has never started at Nationals Park but allowed three runs on 10 hits in six innings in a loss at RFK Stadium.
10-2, 2.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP
Fister, 30, threw seven shutout innings allowing three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in Sunday's with over the Reds. In two career starts against the Phillies, Fister is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA and a 0.53 WHIP. In seven career starts at Nationals Park, he is 5-1 with a 2.74 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP.