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Lannan is 3-4 this year with a 4.10 ERA, he's starting to even out to his career averages after starting the season off poorly and dealing with several stints on the disabled list. He's actually facing the Nats for the third time already this season in just his 13th outing of the year. He shut out the Nationals through eight innings in a Phillies' win on July 8 and allowed two runs through five on June 17.
Starting for Washington is Dan Haren who was placed on waivers recently, but remains with the team. The 32-year-old is 5-11 this season with a 5.14 ERA.
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 183
Weather: Chance of storms, 87 degrees, Wind 13 mph out to CF
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Bryce Harper
RF Jayson Werth
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
C Wilson Ramos
2B Anthony Rendon
RHP Dan Haren
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SS Jimmy Rollins
1B Michael Young
2B Chase Utley
LF Domonic Brown
RF Darin Ruf
3B Cody Asche
C Carlos Ruiz
CF Michael Martinez
LHP John Lannan
HP Bob Davidson
1B Jim Reynolds
2B John Hirschbeck (cc)
3B James Hoye
7:14 p.m. -- Haren got started with a 1-2-3 frame in the first, striking out Rollins and getting Young and Utley to fly out to center field. He needed 16 pitches (nine strikes).
7:30 p.m. -- The Nationals just did a very 2013 Nationals thing in the first inning. Walks by Zimmerman, Werth, and an infield hit by Desmond loaded the bases with two outs. LaRoche then went down swinging to end the inning. Chances squandered once again. Lannan needed 25 pitches (11 strikes).
7:35 p.m. -- Another crisp inning for Haren who has retired the first six batters in order. Brown, Ruf and Asche all hit balls in play for outs. Haren has thrown 24 pitches.
7:46 p.m. -- The Nats just got the best of old friend John Lannan with two home runs in the second inning. Rendon hit a two-run homer to right-center field to score Ramos, and Zimmerman then added a solo shot to the Red Porch in left-center.
7:52 p.m. -- Haren gave up a baserunner in the third after hitting Ruiz with a pitch to the elbow. Martinez then lined into a double play, right to LaRoche who tagged first. And Lannan promptly struck out to end the frame. Haren has 34 pitches so far.
8:02 p.m. -- The Nats pushed another run across in the bottom of the third. Desmond reached on a double and then came home on a flyball by LaRoche to center field. Martinez made a diving attempt at the ball, but couldn't reel it in and the Nats are now up 4-0.
8:11 p.m. -- Haren's no-hit bid and shutout ended in the top of the fourth. Young doubled and was then singled home by Utley. 4-1 is the Nationals' lead now.
8:17 p.m. -- No trouble for Lannan in the fourth inning, setting down Haren, Harper and Zimmerman in order. Zim flew out to right field to end the frame as we now move to the fifth.
8:23 p.m. -- Haren got through the fifth with three quick outs, including strikeouts of Asche and Martinez. He's put in a solid five innings so far with just two hits and one earned run allowed, needing 61 pitches.
8:37 p.m. -- The Nationals' lead is now seven as Lannan coughs up four more runs to make it an 8-1 game. Werth walked to lead off and was brought home two batters later on a Ramos' double. Rendon was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Haren was then actually walked to score the second run. A Span single brought home two more and the Nats are well on their way to a win here.
8:44 p.m. -- Another quick inning for Haren who set the Phillies down in order. He is now through six with only two hits allowed.
9:02 p.m. -- Haren allowed a second run to the Phillies in the top of the seventh. Utley led off with a double and was joined on base by Brown who singled to move him to third. Then, with one out Asche grounded to Rendon at second who made a fantastic diving grab to keep the ball in the infield. He flipped the ball to second to get Brown out, but it wasn't in time to give Desmond a chance at the double play. Utley scored and it's now 8-2.
9:13 p.m. -- Three up, three down for the Nats in the bottom of the seventh as Ryan Mattheus will now take the mound with a 8-2 lead.
9:31 p.m. -- The Nats put another run on the board in the bottom of the seventh on a Harper single to right field to score Scott Hairston who led off the inning with a double. It's now a 9-2 game with Ian Krol taking the mound to put this one on ice.
9:38 p.m. -- Krol shuts the door and the Nats win 9-2, they are now 55-60 on the season.