The Washington Nationals streak of starters going five or more innings consistently ended at 31 on Thursday night as the Philadelphia Phillies pounded Nationals left hander John Lannan in the third inning which has put the Phillies ahead 6-2 going into the sixth inning.
Without some major offense, Lannan is in line to go 0-10 against the Phillies. The southpaw was pulled in the third for reliever Brian Broderick after pitching only two innings giving up six runs on seven hits.
On the other side, Roy Halladay was having yet another stellar start against the Nationals until the top of the fourth inning when Halladay gave up an RBI single to Wilson Ramos who scored former Phillie Jayson Werth. Werth was called safe on a close play at the plate which met plenty of disapproval from the Philly home crowd. The Nationals other run came off an Ian Desmond sac fly that scored Adam LaRoche in the same inning. Jerry Hairston Jr. also had a 13-pitch at-bat against Halladay that ended in Hairston Jr. earning a single.
In the fifth inning Nats reliever Todd Coffey suffered a bloody nose although it is unclear how it came to be. Trainers came out to the mound, but Coffey stayed in to finish the inning.