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The Washington Nationals took the series-opener from the Philadelphia Phillies last night, handing them their fifth straight loss. The second game of four starts at 7:05 PM EDT tonight. Max Scherzer vs Sean O'Sullivan. TV: MASN2; RADIO: 99.1 FM.

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Philadelphia Phillies
@ Washington Nationals

Friday, April 17, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Max Scherzer vs Sean O'Sullivan

WEATHER: Sunny, 66°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Yunel Escobar- 3B

2. Ian "+Range, +Arm" Desmond - SS

3. The WereWerth - LF

4. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

5. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word.)

6. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

7. #NRSOD - 2B

8. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time" Taylor - CF

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer- RHP

• LINKS:

Nationals vs Phillies: Series Preview [Infographic]
Nationals vs Phillies: Series Preview + Oppo research
Nationals 5-2 over Phillies: Fister outduels Hamels/a>

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• For a Philadelphia Phillies fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Phillies site: The Good Phight

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Odubel Herrera - CF Yunel Escobar - 3B
Freddy Galvis - SS Ian Desmond - SS
Chase Utley - 2B Jayson Werth - LF
Jeff Francoeur - RF Bryce Harper - RF
Cody Asche - 3B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Carlos Ruiz - C Wilson Ramos - C
Ryan Howard - 1B Danny Espinosa - 2B
Darin Ruf - LF Michael Taylor - CF
Sean O'Sullivan - RHP Max Scherzer - RHP

Scherzer vs the Phillies:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jeff Francoeur 33 33 7 2 1 1 2 0 10 .212 .212 .424 .636 0 0 0 0 1
Ben Revere 18 17 6 0 1 0 0 1 2 .353 .389 .471 .859 0 0 0 0 0
Grady Sizemore 16 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .071 .188 .071 .259 0 0 0 1 1
Ryan Howard 6 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 1 0 0 0
Chase Utley 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .500 .900 0 0 0 0 0
Cody Asche 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Andres Blanco 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 0 1 0
Freddy Galvis 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Cesar Hernandez 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Odubel Herrera 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Rupp 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Darin Ruf 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Carlos Ruiz 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 100 93 23 4 2 1 5 4 22 .247 .290 .366 .656 0 1 0 2 2
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Generated 4/17/2015.

O'Sullivan vs the Nationals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ian Desmond 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 0
Yunel Escobar 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Bryce Harper 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0
Clint Robinson 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Taylor 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
Max Scherzer 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Uggla 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Reed Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 26 23 5 0 0 1 2 1 5 .217 .269 .348 .617 0 1 0 1 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/17/2015.

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