The Phillies return home from a triumphant and dramatic sweep in south Florida to play host to the Washington Nationals, who are coming away from losing two of three to the New York Mets over the weekend.
It's an unusually warm sprummer day in Philadelphia (see what I did there? Spring AND Summer! lol), so it'll be interesting to see if the ball really starts flying out of Citizens Bank Park. The way this pitching staff has been so far this season with the longball, it might be a cause for concern. On the other hand, our hitters may like it too.
The Phillies will be facing Shairon Martis, who defeated the Phillies for his and the Nationals' first victory of 2009 back on April 16. Joe Blanton goes for the Phillies.
Discuss the game here!
|2009 - Joe Blanton||0-2||3||3||0||0||0||0||16.0||25||13||13||3||4||16||7.31||1.81|
|2009 - Shairon Martis||2-0||3||3||0||0||0||0||15.1||16||8||7||1||7||4||4.11||1.50|
04/27/09 7:05 PM EDT
|Washington Nationals||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Anderson Hernandez - 2B||Jimmy Rollins - SS|
|Nick Johnson - 1B||Shane Victorino - CF|
|Ryan Zimmerman - 3B||Chase Utley - 2B|
|Adam Dunn - LF||Ryan Howard - 1B|
|Elijah Dukes - CF||Jayson Werth - RF|
|Austin Kearns - RF||Raul Ibanez - LF|
|Jesus Flores - C||Greg Dobbs - 3B|
|Alberto Gonzalez - SS||Lou Marson - C|
|Shairon Martis - P||Joe Blanton - P|