Remembering 2010: Nationals have chance to turn tables on Phillies

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:

Phillies

Victorino CF
Polanco 3B
Utley 2B
Howard 1B
Werth RF
Ibanez LF
Ruiz C
Valdez SS
Halladay P

Subs: Wilson

Nationals

Espinosa 2B
Morgan CF
Desmond SS
Dunn 1B
Morse RF
Bernadina LF
Ramos C
Gonzalez 3B
Lannan P

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:

Phillies

Frandsen 3B
Mayberry Jr. CF
Utley 2B
Ruiz C
Wigginton 1B
Brown RF
Ruf LF
Martinez SS
Kendrick P

Nationals

Werth RF
Harper CF
Zimmerman 3B
LaRoche 1B
Morse LF
Desmond SS
Espinosa 2B
Suzuki C
Lannan P

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.

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