If it didn't sink in during last night's game, it definitely sunk in tonight: This is a new era of Phillies baseball in the outfield. Nate Schierholtz and Domonic Brown started tonight (Brown in LF) with John Mayberry, Jr. in center. As much as it hurts to say this, Shane and Hunter are an outfield duo of the past.
The Nationals beat up on Vance Worley in the first inning, taking a 2-0 lead. Bryce Harper scored on an RBI single from Adam LaRoche, and Chad Tracy scored on a fielder's choice from Danny Espinosa. The extra run wouldn't have scored if not for Kevin Frandsen's error.
In the third inning, Jimmy Rollins jacked his 11th home run over the bullpens in right field to put the Phillies on the board. Jimmy homered again in the fifth inning, another solo shot. Nate Schierholtz followed with a solo homer of his own, giving his new team a 3-2 lead.
After that ugly first inning from Worley, he settled in and got in quite a groove. He would pitch seven strong tonight allowing ...