Found August 26, 2012 on
"It's not chopped liver over there. They're very talented." (Davey Johnson, via MASN, 8/25/2012)
"I don't think any of us are just going to roll over and give them games. We want to make a little bit of a statement. We still want to play. We still want to compete. We're just not going to give anything away." (Roy Halladay, via Philly.com, 8/25/2012)
Nats drop third straight, lose another series to Phillies. Panic Button time?
"Three! Ugh, we're ready to quit. Everything's going to go into shambles." (Ryan Zimmerman, via Nats Insider, 8/25/2012)
(Screencap of dejected Bryce Harper sitting around after last night's loss via MASN/MLB.com)
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Roy Halladay is still not 100% the old Roy Halladay, but tonight he proved that he is still a gamer and went right after the Washington Nationals as the Phillies took the game 4-2.
The Phillies struck first in the bottom of the first. Jimmy Rollins led off with a walk, and Kevin Frandsen singled. Utley followed with a single that scored Jimmy Rollins and moved Frandsen to...
For once, the Phillies did not look like the 2012 Phillies; they looked like the Phillies of old in their 4-2 victory. They played a little small ball and the pitching was terrific. The Phillies will go for the sweep tomorrow!
HALLADAY HAS STRONG START
- Roy Halladay pitched seven strong innings. He gave up two earned runs, both coming from Steve Lombordozzi’s two-run single...
First off, I have to give more than a golf clap to Kyle Kendrick as of late. For the fist time in my life, I found myself comfortable with him on the mound in a 1-0 game. He's in some kind of groove right now and looks more confident than ever. Quite a place to be for a pitcher that's been jerked around like he has.
As for tonight's game against the first place...
Washington Nationals (77-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (59-67)
Gio Gonzalez (16-6, 3.23) vs. Roy Halladay (7-7, 3.95)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 80
Media: Twitter and Facebook
If the Phillies can’t make the playoffs, they’re going to have to play spoiler to the teams that can. Even though the Nationals practically have a postseason spot...
For the Washington Nationals, heading to Philadelphia this past weekend and being swept by the Phillies probably wasn’t something they considered likely. The Nats were facing Kyle Kendrick the first game, and though they had to match up against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee the next two games, they put out Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann against them. Sometimes, in a 162-game season...
The Washington Nationals (77-47) head north to face the Philadelphia Phillies (58-67) in the final game at Nationals Park North, er... Citizens Bank Park, this season. It's a three-game series that has much more value to the Nats than the Phils, as the Atlanta Braves, the Nats only competition for the NL East title, take on a very good San Francisco Giants team out west.