The Phillies defeated the Nationals 8-0 on September 27, 2010, before 14,309 at Nationals Park, to clinch the NL East crown. The Nationals managed just two hits that day, as Roy Halladay tossed a complete game for his 21st win.
A look back at the starting lineups that day:
Subs: Mench, Kennedy
Relievers: Stammen, Balester, Binsenius, Batista
In the clinching win for the Phillies, then-Philadelphia right fielder Jayson Werth went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, two-run double and RBI single for four RBIs and two runs scored.
It was the fourth consecutive season the Phillies had won the NL East. In 2007 and 2008, the Nationals watched as the Phillies clinched the division against them in Philadelphia. In 2010, it was at Nationals Park.
What a difference two years make.
Flash forward to October 1, 2012 for the starting lineups for the first of three games at Nationals Park between the Phillies and Nationals:
Mayberry Jr. CF
The Phillies run of five consecutive N.L. East crowns will come to an end this season. It could happen Monday night in D.C.