After two months have passed in the 2012 season, the first thing most will note when glancing at the NL East is, all teams are playing above .500.
Cole Hamels pitched eight scoreless innings, finishing up by retiring Bryce Harper on a grounder as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-long four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Bryce Harper tripled, singled and drove in two runs for the Nationals, who won their third straight game and beat the Phillies for the sixth straight time in Philadelphia — something that never had been done in the franchise’s 43-year history.
The Phillies send Roy Halladay to the mound in the second of three against the Nationals.
It seems fitting that the man who was responsible for the first flicker of a rivalry between the Phillies and the Nationals, be the one who fans the flames.
On national television, in prime time, Cole Hamels hit baseball’s brightest young star in the back with a baseball and then bragged about it afterwards.
Cole Hamels admitted he threw a pitch at the Nationals Bryce Harper on purpose.
The Nationals are trying to keep Phillies fans out of their stadium, but its not stopping bus loads of Phillies.
Pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos delivered an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night to give the Washington Nationals a 4-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brad Lidge called the 2012 Nationals the most talented team he’s ever been on.
Washington D.C. sports fans have a one-sided rivalry with Philadelphia.
The Phillies Nationa League East competition is tougher this year.
The Washington Nationals are still not selling tickets to Phillies fans.
Senator Bob Casey wants the Nationals to allow ticket sales to Phillies fans.
The Nationals want fewer Phillies fans at their home games.