Poor weather conditions have forced Jimmy Rollins from the lineup once again as the Phillies try to capture the East in rainy Washington. Roy Halladay and Jordan Zimmerman are scheduled.
Halladay in September: Roy Halladay has typically been dominant as the baseball calendar nears its end. In September and October, he's sporting a 2.77 career ERA, lower than that of any other individual month, with a record of 27-11. But in 2010, Doc is experiencing a rare slump. While he continues to win games (4-0 this September), Halladay’s numbers this month are strikingly inferior to his numbers in June, July or August. His 4.55 ERA is more than a point higher than during any other month, and his innings per start (6.9) and K/BB ratio (5.75) are both worse than his season norms.
Lineups: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS. The Nationals go Espinosa 2B, Bernadina CF, Desmond SS, Dunn 1B, Morse RF, Harris LF, Rodriguez C, Gonzalez 3B. Note the absence of Ryan Zimmerman.