Crumbs. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The Nationals scored four runs off Halladay in the third, including a two-run triple from Bryce Harper and another solo home run from Ian Desmond. The Nationals would add a fifth run in the fourth inning on a home run from Rick Ankiel. Jordan Zimmermann threw a ton of pitches but made it through six innings allowing just one run. Halladay settled in after his rough second and third innings, but yeah, the damage was done.
I hate writing these things.
Phillies scored in the second on a ground-rule double from Hector Luna and again in the eighth on a solo home run from Erik Kratz. Carlos Ruiz was ejected during Roy Halladay's crummy fourth inning, for the offense of turning his head to speak to the home plate umpire. What a dick.
The third inning showed the Phillies failing, again, to score a runner from third with less than two outs, and the culprit again was Hunter Pence.
Phillies fever. Catch it.