Bryce Harper tried batting with gloves and without gloves. He wore red-tinted contact lenses, both in the field and at the plate, to help ward off the dreaded “Sun Monster.”
Carlos Beltran hit the last two of the Cardinals’ four homers and St. Louis chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday that tied their NL division series at one game apiece.
The Phillies lost their final game of the season to finish 81-81.
A smile crept across Adam LaRoche’s face while he rounded the bases Tuesday night after hitting his career-high 33rd homer to become the third Nationals player with 100 RBIs in a season, another celebratory moment for NL East champion Washington during a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Just two games left in the regular season for the Phillies and they will play the first of those two tonight in Washington.
Despite being beaten 2-0 by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night, the Nationals earned their first division title since moving from Montreal in 2005, because the second-place Atlanta Braves lost 2-1 at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Phillies close out the home portion of their schedule tonight with one more game against the Washington Nationals.
Ed Rendell was furious after Jayson Werth did not throw a foul ball to fans on Wednesday.
Bryce Harper hit his 20th homer, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki also connected and the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night to move closer toward winning their first division title since moving to Washington.
After taking a 6-3 decision over Washington in the opener of this three game series, the Phillies will give the ball to Kyle Kendrick tonight as they look for a second straight win over the National league East leaders.
Darin Ruf homered for his first major league hit, Carlos Ruiz and Domonic Brown also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the playoff-bound Washington Nationals 6-3 Tuesday night.
The Phillies will open their final home series of the 2012 regular season tonight as they welcome Washington to Citizens Bank Park for the first of three.
Kyle Kendrick has found his rhythm — and maybe a secure spot in the Phillies rotation.
Ross Detwiler pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Adam LaRoche homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Thursday night.
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.