Phillies @ Nationals
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 7-3
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 41-22 when getting on the board first but just 23-53 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Four runs seems to be the mark for the Phillies as they are 51-21 when scoring four or more runs but just 13-54 when scoring three or fewer runs.
- Philadelphia is 4-61 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 50-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 37-28 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 42-20 when out-hitting opponents but 15-48 when getting outhit.
- The Phillies have won eight of their last 12 games against the National League East after going 13-28 against the NL East from May 11th to August 9th.
- Philadelphia has won four of their last five series going 11-5 since August 18th, the third best winning percentage in baseball in that time behind the Angels and Orioles.
- Ben Revere answered almost every critic last night going 3-for-5 with a double, a two-out, game-tying solo home run in the top of the ninth inning, driving in three runs, walking once and stealing his 43rd base of the season.
- Ryan Howard had a great game at the plate going 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs.
- Chase Utley had a multi-hit night going 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
- Carlos Ruiz came through in the clutch for the Phillies with a big two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning.
- Domonic Brown was 1-for-5 but scored two runs, including the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning.
- Maikel Franco recorded his first Major League hit and also drove in the go-ahead RBI in the 11th.
Place: 1st in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Nationals enter the series having split their season series with the Phillies going 8-8 having recently been swept by the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
- Washington has had success at home against Philadelphia going 5-0-1 in their last six series at Nationals Park against the Phillies and are 14-6 against Philadelphia at Nationals Park since October 1st, 2012.
- The Nationals are 77-105 all-time against the Phillies and just 31-31 all-time at Nationals Park against Philadelphia.
- Washington has homered in 13 straight games, breaking a franchise record, hitting 27 total home runs in that stretch.
- Four runs is also the mark for the Nationals as they are 66-9 when scoring four or more runs but just 13-51 when scoring three or fewer runs.
- Denard Span paced the Nationals at the top of the order going 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored.
- Anthony Rendon had a solid game at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, two RBIs and three runs scored.
- Jayson Werth went 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI.
- Adam LaRoche had a decent game going 1-for-2 with a walk, a home run and three RBIs.
- Asdrubal Cabrera had a multi-hit night going 2-for-5.
- Ian Desmond was on base three times going 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored.
7-15, 4.40 ERA, 1.39 WHIP
Burnett, 37, allowed five runs on nine hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in six innings of work in Sunday's loss to the Mets. In 22 career games (21 starts) against the Nationals, Burnett is 11-5 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. In three career starts at Nationals Park, he is 0-2 with a 6.14 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP.
12-9, 2.91 ERA, 1.11 WHIP
Roark, 27, allowed four runs on 11 hits with no walks and four strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work in Sunday's loss to the Mariners. In four career games (three starts) against the Phillies, Roark is 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. In 20 career games (14 starts) at Nationals Park, he is 9-5 with a 2.00 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.