PHILADELPHIA - The Nationals have played the Phillies six times this year. They've lost five. And the gap between these two teams is still rather large.
Roy Halladay, who beat the Nationals in a complete game the last time he faced them, had what might have been his worst outing against them since coming to Philadelphia, and he still allowed just two runs in seven innings, striking out 10 batters. The Phillies beat the Nationals 7-3 at Citizens Bank Park to complete a series sweep.
The Nationals didn't lead at all in the series, and Ryan Madson, the Phillies' closer, pitched his first inning of the series on Thursday night. It was in a non-save situation.
They've lost 30-of-39 at Citizens Bank Park since the start of the 2007 season, and they now head to Florida to face a Marlins team that gives them almost as much trouble. Feeling better yet?
Check back for more from the clubhouse in a little bit.