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Can the Washington Nationals make it seven straight? The Nats and Philadelphia Phillies are at it again at 4:05 PM EDT in D.C. Stephen Strasburg vs Cole Hamels today in the nation's capital. TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Philadelphia Phillies
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, May 23, 2015 4:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Stephen Strasburg vs Cole Hamels

WEATHER: Sunny, 73°

• 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. Dan "Thanks, Braves!" Uggla - 2B

8. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time!" Taylor - LF

9. Stephen "[Blanking]" Strasburg - RHP

• LINKS:

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MLB Draft 2015: Can Nationals find a gem at no.58?
Nats vs Phillies: Series Preview - Oppo research

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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
Cesar Hernandez - 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 Dan Uggla - 2B
Carlos Ruiz - C Michael Taylor - LF
Cole Hamels - LHP Stephen Strasburg - RHP

Strasburg vs the Phillies:

Phillies PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Chase Utley 26 25 4 1 6 .160 .192 .160 .352 2
Ryan Howard 22 21 3 1 1 8 .143 .182 .143 .325 2
Ben Revere 20 20 5 1 1 1 .250 .250 .300 .550
Carlos Ruiz 18 18 6 1 1 2 3 .333 .333 .556 .889
Cole Hamels 8 7 1 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 1
Freddy Galvis 7 6 2 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762
Cesar Hernandez 7 6 2 1 1 2 .333 .429 .500 .929
Grady Sizemore 7 6 1 1 1 4 .167 .286 .333 .619
Jeff Francoeur 5 5 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Odubel Herrera 4 4 1 1 1 .250 .250 .500 .750
Darin Ruf 3 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Cameron Rupp 3 2 1 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Maikel Franco 2 2 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Aaron Harang 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Andres Blanco 1 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jerome Williams 1 1
Total 136 128 27 5 1 5 6 37 .211 .246 .273 .520 2 4

Hamels vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ryan Zimmerman 88 81 21 4 3 8 7 18 .259 .318 .420 .738 1
Dan Uggla 71 62 9 2 3 6 7 22 .145 .239 .323 .562 1 1 1
Ian Desmond 58 56 11 5 1 1 2 1 12 .196 .211 .375 .586 1 3
Bryce Harper 34 28 8 1 1 5 5 .286 .412 .321 .733 1 1
Yunel Escobar 31 25 4 1 1 1 6 4 .160 .323 .320 .643
Denard Span 30 26 8 1 2 4 5 .308 .400 .346 .746
Danny Espinosa 26 23 3 1 3 8 .130 .231 .174 .405
Wilson Ramos 24 23 5 1 3 1 5 .217 .250 .348 .598 1
Tyler Moore 8 7 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 1
Stephen Strasburg 8 7 2 1 1 .286 .286 .429 .714 1
Gio Gonzalez 6 5 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Jose Lobaton 6 6 2 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Michael Taylor 6 5 1 1 1 1 3 .200 .333 .800 1.133 1
Jordan Zimmermann 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 398 356 74 16 1 10 24 36 92 .208 .284 .343 .626 3 1 2 2 7

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