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Series Preview: Phillies at Nationals, July 31-August 2

On the last day of the non-waiver trading deadline, the Phillies (45-57) are all set to take whatever players might remain on the roster and begin a three-game series against the Nationals (61-40).

With rumors of last minute deals running rampant, the only thing players like Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino and Juan Pierre can do is wait to learn which uniform they'll be wearing in the coming days.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups and other key statistical notes from this series.


Tuesday, 7:05 PM. Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.95 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (11-4, 2.76 ERA).
In his career against the Nationals, Lee has posted a 3-2 record with a 2.89 ERA and a .257 batting average against. Lee has a 1-2 record with a 3.54 ERA in 10 road starts this season. Danny Espinosa is 7-for-10 (.700 avg) with a double and 3 HR in his career against Lee. Strasburg has no decisions and a 3.48 ERA in 2 career starts against the Philles. In 9 home starts this year, Strasburg has posted a 4-2 record with a 3.10 ERA. Strasburg has a 2-3 record with a 3.51 ERA in his last 6 starts.

Wednesday, 7:05 PM. Vance Worley (5-6, 3.88 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (6-6, 3.52 ERA).
Worley has a 2-2 record with a 4.74 ERA in 4 career outings against the Nats. Worley has a 1-2 record with a 6.43 ERA in his last 5 starts. In 2 career starts against the Phillies, Jackson has a 0-2 record with a 6.00 ERA. Jackson has a 3-3 record with a 3.35 ERA in 8 home starts this season. Carlos Ruiz is 5-for-6 (.833 avg) with 2 doubles in his career against Jackson.

Thursday, 7:05 PM. Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.31 ERA) vs. Ross Detwiler (5-4, 3.24 ERA).
In 22 career starts against the Nats, Hamels has a 12-4 record with a 2.48 ERA and a .216 batting average against. Hamels has a 6-2 record with a 3.52 ERA in 10 road starts this season. Jesus Flores is 2-for-16 (.125 avg) in his career against Hamels. Detwiler has a 1-3 record with a 4.45 ERA in 6 career outings against the Phillies. In 11 home games this season, Detwiler has a 4-1 record with a 2.83 ERA. Jimmy Rollins is 6-for-15 (.400 avg) with 3 doubles in his career against Detwiler.


In 45 road games, Carlos Ruiz has posted a .367 batting average with 8 HR and 31 RBI. Ruiz has a .343 average with 5 HR and 13 RBI in 32 career games at Nationals Park.

Chase Utley is batting .208 in 20 July games. Utley has posted a .191 average in 13 road games this season.

Jimmy Rollins has posted a .222 average in 15 games since the All-Star break. In 52 road games this season, Rollins is batting .217 with 3 homers and 15 RBI.

Nationals closer Tyler Clippard has a 2-1 record with 1 save, 3 blown saves and a 4.26 ERA in 23 career appearances against the Phillies. Opponents are batting .168 against Clippard this year.

Adam LaRoche is a career .294 hitter with 12 HR and 38 RBI in 77 games against the Phillies. LaRoche is batting .212 in 43 home games this year.

Bryce Harper is batting .182 in 17 games since the All-Star break.

Phillies July runs scored- 83 (26th in MLB)
Nationals July runs scored- 132 (1st in MLB)

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