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.