Phillies Continue Series In DC Behind Burnett

By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– The Phillies will look to snap a four-game losing streak tonight as they battle the Nationals again down in Washington D.C.

Last night the Phillies were blanked in this series opener, 7-0, as they managed just 6 hits. The loss dropped them to 24-32 on the season. They are in last place in the National League East.

A.J. Burnett will get the start for the Phillies. The right-hander is 3-4 this season and in 12 starts he has a 3.79 ERA. Last time out he allowed five runs in seven innings against the Mets, getting a no-decision.

In his career Burnett has had a lot of success against the Nationals franchise, going 9-3 in 18 appearances (17 starts) with a 3.00 ERA. In his lone appearance against them this season, Burnett allowed one run in six innings, winning a 7-2 decision on May 3rd.

Washington will start RHP Stephen Strasburg in this one. He is 4-4 this season with a 3.15 ERA. This will be his eighth career starts against Washington. He has gone 2-1 in the first seven with a 2.28 ERA.

Phillies line-up vs. Strasburg:


1. Jimmy Rollins                   SS

2. Chase Utley                       2B

3. Marlon Byrd                      RF

4. Ryan Howard                    1B

5. Carlos Ruiz                       C

6. Domonic Brown             LF

7. Reid Brignac                    3B

8. Ben Revere                      CF

9. A.J. Burnett                       P

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Kevin Cooney of the Bucks County Courier Times about the Phillies and where they go from here.

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