Nationals 3, Phillies 2
Game 140 - Wednesday Night, September 4th in Philadelphia
Record - 63-77, 4th Place, 22 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: After starting pitcher Roy Halladay battled through six innings, the bullpen allowed two Nationals runs as the Phillies lost, 3-2.
What It Means: There are mercifully only 22 games left this season. The Phillies need to go 19-3 from here on out to finish with a winning record. Impossible? No. Improbable? Yes.
What Went Wrong: Halladay was shaky again, but he did have a stretch between the second and sixth innings where he retired 12 of 13 batters. He left after six having allowed a run on three hits. He also walked five and hit a batter. Zach Miner allowed a solo home run to Ryan Zimmerman in the seventh to tie the game, and Jake Diekman allowed a run in the eighth to give the Nationals the lead.
Featured Card: The only two Phillies runs in this game came courtesy of Cesar Hernandez's second inning, two-run double. This is his card from the set with the best design of the year, according to yours truly.