Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nationals at Phillies: September 20th through September 22nd

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday 1:05 and 7:05, Wednesday and Thursday 7:05

Nationals 72-79, 4th Place in the N.L. East, 25 1/2 games behind the Phillies
Phillies 98-54, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 12 games ahead of the Braves

So Far in 2011:  The Phillies are 8-6 this year against the Nationals.  The double header today is the result of a rain-out on August 14th.

Meet the Nationals: Manager - Davey Johnson
Starters -  Wilson Ramos (c), Chris Marrero (1b), Danny Espinosa (2b), Ryan Zimmerman (3b), Ian Desmond (ss), Michael Morse (rf), Jayson Werth (cf), Roger Bernadina (lf)
Rotation - Stephen Strasburg (rhp), Chien-Ming Wang (rhp), Ross Detwiler (lhp), Tom Milone (lhp), Brad Peacock (rhp), John Lannan (lhp)
Bench - Jesus Flores (c), Ivan Rodriguez (c), Alex Cora (inf), Steve Lombardozzi (inf), Rick Ankiel (cf), Brian Bixler (of), Corey Brown (of), Jonny Gomes (of), Laynce Nix (of)
Closer - Drew Storen (rhp)
Bullpen - Collin Balester (rhp), Sean Burnett (lhp), Tyler Clippard (rhp), Todd Coffey (rhp), Tom Gorzelanny (lhp), Livan Hernandez (rhp), Yunesky Maya (rhp), Henry Rodriguez (rhp), Atahualpa Severino (lhp), Doug Slaten (lhp), Craig Stammen (rhp), Jordan Zimmermann (rhp)
Disabled List - Cole Kimball (rhp), Ryan Mattheus (rhp), Elvin Ramirez (rhp), Adam LaRoche (1b)

36 players on the active roster!  How do they all fit in the dugout?

At the Ballpark:  Thursday night marks the last regular season game at the ballpark this year, and it's Fan Appreciation Night.

Nationals Probables: Ross Detwiler (2-5, 3.76), Tom Milone (1-0, 4.60), Brad Peacock (1-0, 1.42), John Lannan (9-13, 3.68)
Phillies Probables: Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.22), Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.38), Vance Worley (11-2, 2.85), Roy Oswalt (8-9, 3.66)

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