Philadelphia Phillies (13-15) at Washington Nationals (18-9)
Cole Hamels (3-1, 2.78) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 1.89)
Cole Hamels will try and bring his continued success against Washington in the national spotlight tonight on ESPN. Hamels is 6-0 in his last nine starts against the division rivals. The Phillies lefty will also hope that the offense will remember to show up after getting out hit 15-5 last night.
The Phillies will be looking to tee off of young Jordan Zimmermann. The righty is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA against the Phillies. Carlos Ruiz is three for seven in his career with a home run against Zimmermann. He is hitting .419 with 15 RBIs in his last eight games.
Its been a struggle dating back to last year while playing the Nationals. The Phillies have now lost their last seven games against Washington. This is a critical series for the Phillies. They just finished up with the Braves last week and tomorrow start a series against the Mets. These next few games could shake it up in the division.
Lineup: Rollins 6, Pierre 7, Victorino 8, Pence 9, Nix 3, Ruiz 2, Polanco 5, Orr 4, Hamels 1
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