Phils Seek Rebound

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Philadelphia Phillies (77-58) at Washington Nationals (47-90) Pedro Martinez (3-0, 3.52 ERA) vs. John Lannan (8-10, 4.09 ERA)

The Phillies look to rebound after being swept by the Houston Astros. Against the last place Washington Nationals, they have a fair chance. The Phillies are 10-2 against the Nationals this season. As a team, the Phillies are batting .305 with 19 home runs in 12 games against the Nationals. This is a perfect series for a struggling offense to resurrect.

Pedro Martinez out-dueled Tim Lincecum is his last start. Pedro may start off slow, but as the game moves along, he gets better. Martinez will be opposed by John Lannan. Lannan is 0-5 with a 5.86 ERA in his career against the Phillies. This year, he is 0-2 with a 5.17 ERA against them.

As always, the Phillies can't take this series lightly. Look what happened during the Pirates series. The Nationals seem to make games closer than they should be, but it is still a series that the Phils need to win.

Tonight's Lineup:Rollins (SS)/ Victorino (CF)/ Utley (2B)/ Howard (1B)/ Werth (RF)/ Ibanez (LF)/ Feliz (3B)/ Ruiz (C)/ Martinez (P)

We may not see Scott Eyre in relief tonight. He has a sharp pain in his pitching elbow, but is "not worried."


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