Here we go: Jamie Moyer takes the mound for the Phillies against Washington starter John Lannan, one win away from a second straight NL East title. In last year's season finale, the veteran lefty pitched 5 1/3 innings to earn the win as the Phils clinched their first division championship in 14 years; with a win today, the team will repeat as full-season division champs for the first time in 30 years, when they did it in 1977 and 1978.
Moyer has an 8-4 record and 2.94 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) against the Expos/Nationals franchise, including a 2-0 mark in four starts facing Washington this season. Lannan pitched well the last time he faced the Phils, throwing six innings in a 2-0 loss on September 2, but is 0-2, 6.75 in three career outings against them.
The Mets lead Florida 2-0 heading into the 9th in Queens, so it looks like the Phillies will have to finish this for themselves if they want to clinch today.