Friday, August 19, 2011

Phillies at Nationals: August 19th through August 21st

Nationals Park - Washington D.C.
Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35

Phillies 80-42, 1st Place in N.L. East, 8 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Nationals 59-63, 4th Place in N.L. East, 21 games behind the Phillies

So Far in 2011:  These teams have faced each other 11 times so far this year, with the Phillies owning a 7-4 record, but losing three of their last four meetings with the Nationals.

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

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is Black Heritage Night at the ballpark with the Nationals celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to the game of baseball.  All fans will receive an Ian Desmond Bobblehead on Saturday night and Sunday is kids' duffle bag day.

Phillies Probables: Roy Oswalt (5-7, 3.84), Kyle Kendrick (7-5, 3.25), Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.53)
Nationals Probables: Livan Hernandez (7-11, 4.21), John Lannan (8-8, 3.55), Chien-Ming Wang (2-2, 4.22)

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