By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies have fallen back below .500 again, thanks to their current three-game losing streak.  Charlie Manuel’s squad now 21-22 here in 2012 and still in last place in National League East.

Last night as the Phillies dropped the opener of this three game series with the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park, 2-1.

Once again, the Phillies struggled getting the clutch hit, as their only run scored on a 9th inning sacrifice fly.

Roy Halladay will get the start tonight and that is a good thing when the Phillies are facing Washington.  In his career against the Nationals/Expos franchise, Halladay is 11-1 with a 2.28 ERA.  Last time out, the veteran righthander pitched eight strong innings in a win over the Cubs.

The Nationals will counter with a righthander of their own in Jordan Zimmerman.  He is just 2-4, but he sports a fine 2.58 ERA.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with David Hale, Phillies beat writer for the Wilmington News Journal, about tonight’s game with the Nats.


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