Nationals 4, Phillies 0
Game 146 - Tuesday Night, September 15th in Philadelphia
Record - 56-90, 5th Place, 27 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Stephen Strasburg dominated the Phillies line-up, allowing just one hit in the easy 4-0 Nationals win.
What It Means: I'm officially ready for this season to end.
What Happened: David Buchanan lowered his ERA to 8.49 by allowing only two runs in his six innings of work. Cody Asche had the sole hit for the Phillies.
Featured Card: Andres Blanco batted clean-up in this game, marking the first time in his big league career in that spot in the line-up. I've read and heard a lot this season about Blanco's veteran leadership in the clubhouse (along with Jeff Francoeur's.) He's been one of the team's top hitters while playing all four infield positions whenever needed. I haven't had a chance to feature either of Blanco's two Phillies cards yet this season, and this non-eventful loss to the Nationals gives me the chance to show Blanco a little Phillies Room appreciation for his role this year on the team.