Gameday: Phillies (93-63) at Nationals (67-89)

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, September 27, 2010 05:50 PM | Comments: 0
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Philadelphia Phillies (93-63) at Washington Nationals (67-89)

NationalsJohn Lannan, LHP (8-7, 4.58 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (20-10, 2.53 ERA)

Time: 7:05, Nationals Stadium
Chance of rain, 66
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The Phillies 2010 season began in Washington, DC with Roy Halladay squaring off against John Lannan. It could for all intents and purposes come to a close tonight under the same scenario. A Phillies win or a Braves loss will clinch the fourth consecutive division title for the Phillies.

Rain is expected tonight, so there is a chance the game will be postponed or even canceled. For the latest on how the weather will affect tonight’s game, follow Twitter:

After a brief appearance in yesterday’s game, Jimmy Rollins will not be starting.

Today’s lineup: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Halladay P

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  • Posts: 0 BostonKate


  • Posts: 0 Mostone

    My heart just about stopped when that pitch sailed at Halladay’s head.

  • Posts: 0 miked63

    I just had a heart attack after the chooch play and doc ducking !

  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Chooch will be fine; it didn’t look like anything serious and we have time to rest.

    Whatever, BostonKate; all will be well. I saw Hamels pitch this year against Florida, so I’m not complaining.


  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Thanks, JPB It’s been a real pleasure for me too.

  • Posts: 0 Philly Texan


    Doc looks OK. That was crazy.

    Three more outs, fellas!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    WOO HOO!!! And it looks like the rain is easing up!

  • Posts: 0 miked63

    I said I wanted at least 5 tonite Philly !
    This is great , the guys that need it are gonna get plenty of rest

  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Look at Doc. No emotion AT ALL.

  • Posts: 0 BostonKate

    BEAUTIFUL. Simply beautiful.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Whee! It’s nice to see somebody other than Jayson do that…

  • Posts: 0 miked63

    7-0 —– is doc coming back out ?

  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    He’ll be back out; Charlie wants to let his horse have one last complete game before the playoffs.

  • Posts: 0 Scott in D.C.

    This was a commanding, Cy Young lockdown performance tonight.

  • Posts: 0 Kate

    As much as I love the extra runs, can we just clinch already?


  • FOLKS-THE 2010 NL EAST CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(BOY THAT SOUNDS GOOD!!!!!)

  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    there are more phiily fans in DC than Braves fans in ATL

  • Posts: 0 Desibrave

    Hello Denizens !! Just wanted to drop in and congratulate the phillies on winning the division. Great job by all of you enduring the difficult times when the team was slumping..,

    Braves are huffing and puffing and have their share of injuries with JJ pretty much done for the season.., But a faint hope that they will somehow make it is still there..,

    Anyways enjoy the good times !!!

  • If Werth and Utley were out past 4am in July when they were in St. louis…what are the chances they wake up naked on Abe Lincolns lap?

  • Posts: 0 Tracey


  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    Desi, Give those Giants hell in the NLDS

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    Hmn… I talked about bookending the season earlier… do you think we could have another 11-run game? :D

  • Posts: 0 Mike D.

    Boo. I guess they figure Doc can’t go out again.

  • TY DESIBRAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 BostonKate


  • Posts: 0 terri

    will Roy be able to come back out? this has become a long inning.

  • Posts: 0 BostonKate

    i want that champagne.

  • Posts: 0 Tracey

    OK, now if Halladay can get through this inning without giving up more than 8 runs… PARTY TIME!!!

  • 3 MORE OUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 BostonKate

    2 outs!

  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    1 more

  • Posts: 0 ChuckS

    NL EAST CHAMPS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Tracey



  • Posts: 0 miked63

    yea baby

  • The Philadelphia #Phillies are 2010 NL East Championns!!! Take it away Harry http://youtu.be/PzpJisfYNKA

  • Posts: 0 BostonKate

    NL EAST CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • That’s the #Phillies 94th win of the season…good for best in the Majors!

  • Posts: 0 Mazinman


    NL East Champs once again! Thank you Mr. Cy Young! What an incredible September. What an incredible team. This is truly the best time to be alive for a Phillies fan. One more win and the Playoffs go through Philadelphia.

  • Posts: 0 Kate


  • Posts: 0 Brian Sr. of CO


  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Who would have thought?

    I always believed it could happen, but who would’ve thought best record in the NL, 6.5 over the Braves, about to clinch home field.

    Who ever would have thought in July?


  • Posts: 0 Brian Sr. of CO

    Hey, where is Bravoman telling all of us the Braves are running away wit this division?

  • Posts: 0 ray

    that’s it…we clinched best record too because we win all the tie breakers …woo hoo…season over..just getting ready for the postseason the rest of the way

  • Posts: 0 Kate

    September is truly the best month of the year!

  • Posts: 0 Lefty


  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    This is nice….very nice.

    Great win for Roy. Fitting that he got the CG shutout…

    Nice job, PN, for all your coverage this season. Bring on the playoffs!!!!

  • The #Phillies will have home field advantage throughout the 2010 Postseason!

  • Posts: 0 Kate

    Always, always keep the PHaith and don’t stop beliePHing.

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