Phillies @ Nationals
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 7-3
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 42-22 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 14-54 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 51-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 38-28 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 16-48 when getting outhit.
- The Phillies have won nine of their last 13 games against the National League East after going 13-28 against the NL East from May 11th to August 9th.
- Philadelphia has won five of their last six series going 12-5 since August 18th, the third best winning percentage in baseball in that time behind the Angels and Orioles.
- Ryan Howard keeps driving in runs. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs.
- Domonic Brown provided more offense for the Phillies going 1-for-4 with a solo home run.
- Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
- Ben Revere was 0-for-4 on the day dropping his batting average to .314.
- Cody Asche was the only other Phillie to record a hit going 1-for-3.
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 5-1-1 in their last six series at Nationals Park against the Phillies and are 14-7 against Philadelphia at Nationals Park since October 1st, 2012.
- The Nationals are 77-106 all-time against the Phillies and just 31-32 all-time at Nationals Park against Philadelphia.
- Washington has homered in 13 of their last 14 games 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 13-52 when scoring three or fewer runs.
- Denard Span had a multi-hit game going 2-for-4.
- Anthony Rendon had a strong game at the plate going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.
- Asdrubal Cabrera scored the only run of the day for Washington going 1-for-3.
- Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 on the afternoon.
- The only other National to record a hit was Ian Desmond.
8-6, 2.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP
Hamels, 30, threw six no-hit innings with five walks and seven strikeouts as the Phillies combined to no-hit the Braves on Monday. In 31 career starts against the Nationals, Hamels is 15-7 with a 2.58 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. In nine career starts at Nationals Park, he is 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
7-9, 3.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP
Gonzalez, 28, allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts in six innings in Monday's win over the Dodgers. In 11 career starts against the Phillies, Gonzalez is 5-4 with a 3.19 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. In 41 career starts at Nationals Park, he is 18-11 with a 2.99 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.