Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 5/21/12
The Phillies' winning streak snapped Saturday night and their new losing streak began yesterday when they lost 5-1 to Boston. That series is over and it's time to look forward. The Phillies will be home for the next three days before embarking on a seven-game road trip. Tonight, they open up their second series of the season with the Washington Nationals.  For the last five years, the Phillies have ruled the NL East with an iron fist while the cellar dwelling Nationals sat by and watched. Well it's not 2008 any more and we all know that with time comes building, and for the Nationals. They're ready to compete. In the last series between the Phillies and Nats, controversy surrounded Cole Hamels and Bryce Harper. That B.S. is done and over with - we hope. IF there is going to be any B.S. in this series, it will be started by the Nationals and will be most likely during the series finale - the day Cole Hamels pitches. But we'll wait for that.  Tonight, Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 5.96 ERA)...
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