Ladies and gentlemen, your scorching hot Washington Nationals. And a great opportunity for me to work in that WACKY headline! Get it?! WOCKA WOCKA!
Cole Hamels looks to cool off a Nationals team that has now won seven in a row. He faces off against poor John Lannan, who got hollered at last year after breaking Chase Utley's hand, all of which constituted a "black eye" on the wittle guy's career, according to Don Sutton.
Of note is right fielder and son-of-a-MILF Jayson Werth, now batting third for your Fightin's.
Meanwhile, the two teams standing between the Phillies and the post-season -- the division leading Mets and the wild card leading Brewers -- are playing in Milwaukee.
Save us, Cole.
09/02/08 7:10 PM EDT
|Philadelphia Phillies||Washington Nationals|
|Jimmy Rollins - SS||Anderson Hernandez - 2B|
|Chase Utley - 2B||Willie Harris - LF|
|Jayson Werth - RF||Ryan Zimmerman - 3B|
|Ryan Howard - 1B||Lastings Milledge - CF|
|Pat Burrell - LF||Ronnie Belliard - 1B|
|Shane Victorino - CF||Elijah Dukes - RF|
|Pedro Feliz - 3B||Jesus Flores - C|
|Carlos Ruiz - C||Alberto Gonzalez - SS|
|Cole Hamels - P||John Lannan - P|