The Phils wore their special holiday caps yesterday, which are changing designs every year, these are from last season.
The Phillies got hit around on Sunday in New York, it was a game I’d rather forget. Memorial Day in Washington, the team got hit around too, as Charlie Manuel has said, “This is hitter’s weather.” The Nationals took out their bats and swatted 10 H and 4 R off of Roy Halladay.
The Phillies answered back with 10 hits of their own, and Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez combined for 4 RBI’s on the day each getting 2, add Domonic Brown’s RBI and the Phillies earned their 34th win of the season and Halladay’s 7th win so far this year.
It was a different game in DC, the Phillies were at ‘full strength’ having all of their top players on the field, unlike the final game in New York where we saw a team that can still compete, but are not the players that make up the core of the Phillies All-Star team.
It’s Cliff Lee (4-4) tonight in DC at 7:05 PM vs Jason Marquis who has carved out a 5-2 record so far with the Nationals.
Jason Werth had one hit yesterday with 4 AB’s, his season average for the Nationals is at .255 so far.
Chase Utley is at .208 with 2 BB as he tries to get back into the groove of playing in the MLB everyday. Jimmy Rollins is at .265 on the year going 0-5 yesterday. Ryan Howard is making things happen at times for the Phillies, his hits are winning games for the Phils. Howard is a .252 on the season.