The Philadelphia Phillies completed a three game sweep of the Washington Nationals Thursday night by defeating Washington 7-3. The Nats are now 1-5 against the Phillies in 2011 and are on a seven game losing streak at Citizens Bank Park.
Nats starter John Lannan didn't last past the third inning, giving up six runs on seven hits which officially ended the Nationals streak of starting pitchers consistently going five or more innings at 31. The Nationals offense showed more life than it has in recent games, but it obviously was not enough to keep pace with Philadelphia. Catcher Wilson Ramos had an RBI single in the fourth inning while the final two runs came from sac flies from Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth.
The Phillies Roy Halladay continued his domination of Washington. He went seven innings giving up two runs on six hits and striking out 10. Halladay and the NL East leading Phillies now put the Nationals on a three game losing streak.
The Nats are now 14-17 and in fourth place in the NL East. The fifth place New York Mets are only one game behind them as the Nationals travel to take on the Florida Marlins next