After what seems like an eternity, the Phillies are finally facing a team that's not the Mets. Thank God.
Of course now they're facing another NL East team, the Washington Nationals. With this series, the Phillies could inch closer to fourth place, a position the Nats now inhabit. Or they could create a much larger gap between them and the Nationals and set up long term residence in fifth place.
|PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES||WASHINGTON NATIONALS|
|Jimmy Rollins - SS||Denard Span - CF|
|Chase Utley - 2B||Anthony Rendon - 3B|
|Marlon Byrd - RF||Jayson Werth - RF|
|Ryan Howard - 1B||Adam LaRoche - 1B|
|Carlos Ruiz - C||Ryan Zimmerman - LF|
|Domonic Brown - LF||Wilson Ramos - C|
|Reid Brignac - 3B||Ian Desmond - SS|
|Ben Revere - CF||Danny Espinosa - 2B|
|David Buchanan - RHP||J. Zimmermann - RHP|
It's the beginning of the series. A blank slate. Anything could happen!
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