Thursday and Friday 7:05, Saturday 1:05, Sunday 1:35
Nationals Park - Washington, D.C.
Phillies 3-6, Tied for 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 3 games behind the Braves and Mets
Nationals 3-6, Tied for 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 3 games behind the Braves and Mets
Phillies Probables: Cole Hamels (0-1, 3.75), Sean O'Sullivan (0-0, 3.00), Aaron Harang (1-1, 0.73), David Buchanan (0-2, 11.42)
Nationals Probables: Doug Fister (0-0, 0.00), Max Scherzer (0-1, 0.66), Jordan Zimmermann (1-1, 8.64), Stephen Strasburg (0-1, 6.75)
At the Ballpark: Taking a page from the Phillies' playbook, the Nationals will celebrate their mascot Screech's birthday on Sunday with the game officially designated as Kids Opening Day.
Average: Cody Asche - .500
Runs: Ben Revere and Chase Utley - 3
Home Runs: Jeff Francoeur and Chase Utley - 2
RBIs: Chase Utley - 7
Stolen Bases: Ben Revere - 2
Wins: Three tied with - 1
ERA: Aaron Harang - 0.73
Strikeouts: Cole Hamels - 11
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 2
The 1998 season marked the second of Terry Francona's four long years at the helm for the Phillies. He'd make it through the 2000 season before being dismissed and the Phils would usher in the Larry Bowa era. Francona begin his 10-year playing career with the Expos, and 1985 would be his last season in Montreal before being released and signing with the Cubs in May 1986.