Phillies/Nationals Series Preview III

The Phillies have dropped their last three series, winning only 2 of the eight games. The bright spot is that Cole Hamels had a great start, his second since rolling his ankle against the Nationals on April 28. The Phillies will head into Washington, meet with President Obama, and then bunker down for four games in three days against the pesky Nationals.

As you might expect, the Phillies have good success against National pitching but the favor is returned, as the Nats love to hit against Joe Blanton and Brett Myers.

J.A. Happ will get the spot start in Saturday’s double-header. It is unknown who he will oppose (T.B.A. for now; could be Shairon Martis). Chan Ho Park and Daniel Cabrera will also pitch on Saturday.

If you’re looking for great insight on the Nationals’ side, check out my next post — an interview with Steven Biel who writes for the blog Fire Jim Bowden. For now, enjoy numbers!

Hitting:

Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals, May 15-17

Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals, May 15-17

Pitching:

Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals, May 15-17

Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals, May 15-17

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  1. EH

    May 16, 2009 08:06 PM

    I’m coming to the conclusion NL pitching is bad.

    obviously you can’t judge a bad contract that looks good in 2 months, but ibanez is hitting out of his mind. I’ve seen him play for years vs. the A’s. I don’t get it.

    Though players do seem to have career years in Philly( see rowland)

    Also, does manuel have enough guts to platoon howard?

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