John Lannan (0-2, 4.43) and Cole Hamels (0-2, 9.69) try to enter the win column when the Nationals and Phillies continue their series.
Summary: The Phils haven't seen many lefties this season, and Lannan's a pretty good one, but they've had a lot of success against him; six of their regulars, including Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Pedro Feliz, Chase Utley, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth, are hitting .364 or higher against him in four career starts. For the hometown nine, Hamels, who tries to get it started after a liner off his shoulder derailed his last start, is on a roll against Washington dating back to 2007. The Phillies ace is 3-1 with a 0.43 ERA (.176 BAA) against Washington over his last six starts, the last one occuring in a 7 1-3 inning shutout over Lannan and the Nats Sept. 2. Hamels tries to stifle a Nationals offense that unloaded for five homers last night, including an Elijah Dukes bomb that cleared the batter's eye. It's another warm night at the Bank, so the ball could be flying again.
Lineups are posted: Standard set with Chris Coste doing the catching. [Jump to the newest comments]