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Washington Nationals' right-hander Max Scherzer takes the mound in the nation's capital tonight in the first game of three with the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Game Time: 7:05 PM; TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Philadelphia Phillies
@ Washington Nationals

Friday, May 22, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Max Scherzer vs Sean O'Sullivan

WEATHER: Sunny, 72°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

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

3. Yunel Escobar - 3B

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. Clint Robinson - LF

8. #NRSOD - 2B

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP

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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
Ben Revere - LF Denard Span - CF
Freddy Galvis - SS Ian Desmond - SS
Chase Utley - 2B Yunel Escobar - 3B
Ryan Howard - 1B Bryce Harper - RF
Maikel Franco - 3B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Grady Sizemore - RF Wilson Ramos - C
Odubel Herrera - CF Clint Robinson - LF
Carlos Ruiz - C Danny Espinosa - 2B
Sean O'Sullivan - RHP Max Scherzer - RHP

Scherzer vs the Phillies:

Phillies PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jeff Francoeur 36 36 8 2 1 1 2 11 .222 .222 .417 .639 1
Ben Revere 18 17 6 1 1 2 .353 .389 .471 .859
Grady Sizemore 17 15 1 1 2 .067 .176 .067 .243 1 1
Ryan Howard 9 7 1 1 6 .000 .111 .000 .111 1
Chase Utley 8 7 1 1 1 .143 .250 .286 .536
Freddy Galvis 7 7 1 1 .143 .143 .143 .286
Odubel Herrera 7 7 3 1 .429 .429 .714 1.143
Darin Ruf 5 5 2 1 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Carlos Ruiz 5 5 1 1 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
Sean O'Sullivan 4 3 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250
Andres Blanco 3 2 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1
Cesar Hernandez 3 3 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Cameron Rupp 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 125 117 25 4 3 1 5 5 29 .214 .256 .325 .581 1 2 2

O'Sullivan vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 16 12 3 1 2 4 1 .250 .438 .417 .854
Ian Desmond 6 4 1 2 .250 .500 .250 .750 2
Yunel Escobar 6 6 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
Bryce Harper 6 5 2 2 4 1 1 .400 .500 1.600 2.100 1
Wilson Ramos 6 5 1 1 1 .200 .167 .200 .367 1
Ryan Zimmerman 6 5 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Michael Taylor 5 5 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Max Scherzer 4 4 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Clint Robinson 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Danny Espinosa 2 1 1 1 1 1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Dan Uggla 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 62 52 13 1 3 8 7 8 .250 .355 .462 .816 1 1 2

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