Darin Ruf is too good of a hitter not to play. The Phillies just need a place for him in the lineup.
Denard Span was in the middle of discussing his 26-game hitting streak when cheers, claps and whoops erupted from out-of-sight sections of the Washington Nationals clubhouse.
The Washington Nationals watched their winning streak end in deflating fashion Saturday night.
Jordan Zimmermann became the National League’s first 16-game winner, pitching seven solid innings to lead the Washington Nationals past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Philadelphia’s two-run eighth inning, helping the Phillies edge the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night.
Neither Charlie Manuel nor Jimmy Rollins can remember a stretch quite like the one Philadelphia is enduring now. Stephen Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 6-0 victory over the Phillies on Sunday night.
Dan Haren had his third straight winning start while Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman homered to help the Washington Nationals snap a four-game losing streak with a 9-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
When they didn’t take Cliff Lee deep, the Washington Nationals didn’t score much this week.
Gio Gonzalez tossed seven sharp innings, the Nationals hit a pair of consecutive homers off Cliff Lee and Washington beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Wednesday night.
Cole Hamels threw eight sharp innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night for their third straight win.