May 24, 2013
At Nationals Park, Washington. Friday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82 ERA) vs. Washington RHP Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 1.62). Saturday at 7:15 p.m. RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.00) vs. Washington RHP Dan Haren (4-5, 5.54). Sunday at 1:35 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (1-7, 4.45) vs. Washington RHP Stephen Strasburg (2-5, 2.66).
April 30, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - Cameron Rupp roared into second base on Thursday evening and pounded his fists. The Phillies finally found a run, breaking a scoreless tie in the ninth inning against one of baseball's top teams. Rupp skied a fly ball that soared past the reach of Bryce Harper and fell into deep right field, scoring the winning run of a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. The Phillies - the team picked to finish as one of baseball's worst teams - had shocked the first-place Nationals again, completing a three-game sweep at Nationals Park.
September 29, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals season began to unravel around the time they acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies and pushed Drew Storen to the setup role. On Sunday at Nationals Park, the Phillies happened to witness the ugliest moment of this disastrous Nationals season. Not surprisingly, it featured the Phils' former closer. In the eighth inning of the Phillies' 12-5 win, Papelbon and star Bryce Harper fought in the Nationals dugout. Papelbon had words for Harper when the National League MVP front-runner returned to the dugout after flying out, and when Harper chirped back, Papelbon shoved him against the wall by his neck before teammates separated them.
December 6, 2010
As far as ballparks to make his new home, Jayson Werth selected a pretty good one in Nationals Park. Werth is a career .307 hitter there, with six homers and 13 RBI in 25 games. This past season, he hit .419, with two homers and six RBI in eight games. Among those teams that have to face Werth often is the Phillies, now that he remains in the National League East. "We'll get him out a lot. That's what I think," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "I believe that we will.
September 27, 2010
Phillies fans took over Nationals Park for the season opener, with seemingly more Phillies fans than Washington fans in the sold-out stadium. The rooting interest of the crowd was not lost on the players on either team. That could be the case again with the Phillies beginning a three-game series in Washington tonight with a chance to wrap up their fourth consecutive NL East title. As of yesterday, plenty of good seats were still available, Nationals spokesman John Dever said.
September 10, 2009 |
7:05 p.m. Nationals Park, Washington. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (9-6, 3.80) vs. Nationals RHP Livan Hernandez (7-10, 5.44) Phillies update: Blanton has thrown 11 consecutive quality starts (minimum 6 IP, 3 or fewer runs), going 5-2 with a 2.33 ERA and a .236 opposing batting average ... Blanton is coming off a no-decision in a 5-4 loss to Houston, when he allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five in six innings of work ... Blanton is 7-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 18 starts since May 21 ... Chase Utley is 10-for-26 in his career off Livan Hernandez ... Ryan Howard is 3-for-19 with two homers.
October 4, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Teddy wins! Teddy wins! For the first time, the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning at Nationals Park - a pursuit that drew attention even from a White House spokesman and Sen. John McCain. Teddy - Mr. Rough Rider, himself - had lost more than 500 times since 2006, when the Washington Nationals baseball team began having races among 10-foot-tall foam renderings of Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln at home games.
July 19, 2012
The Anderson Monarchs ended their 19-day baseball barnstorming tour late Wednesday night when they finally returned to Philadelphia. On Tuesday night, however, the party was still in full swing as the 16 10- and 11-year-old ballplayers from South Philadelphia took in the Washington Nationals-New York Mets game at Nationals Park. The kids got to see a pinch-hit home run by the Mets' Jordany Valdespin and the Nationals win the game in the bottom of the 10th on a wild pitch with the bases loaded.
September 27, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - Aaron Altherr slowed as he neared first base, almost stopping as he watched his hit fall to shallow center field on Friday night in the third inning of an 8-2 win over the Washington Nationals. He then saw the ball blitz past a diving outfielder and skip toward the wall at Nationals Park. It was time to run again. Altherr sprinted around the bases and slid safely into home without a throw. It was the 14th inside-the-park grand slam in Phillies history and first since Ted Kazanski in 1956.