The Nationals scored two runs on Roy Halladay in the first inning, continuing to improve their results against last year's Cy Young winner. But after the way the top of the second inning played out, they might be regretting they didn't do more in the first.
Chien-Ming Wang gave up a two-run homer in the first inning, throwing a sinker inside to Carlos Ruiz on a pitch Jesus Flores wanted outside. That tied the game, and quickly erased the margin the Nationals had built for themselves.
They had four hits off Halladay in the first inning, getting base hits from their top two hitters. But the key at-bat of the inning came with Jayson Werth at the plate; after chasing an outside slider that would have been ball four, Werth looked at strike three. He dropped his bat, thinking the pitch was low, but replays showed it clipped the edge of the strike zone. And even if it was a ball, it was close enough that he needs to swing in that situation.
Update at 2:28 p.m.: It's now 3-2 Phillies in the third inning; Chase Utley just homered off Wang on a sinker that stayed up through the middle of the strike zone instead of falling out the bottom of it.