Game #89 Recap: Former National Tops Nats

John Lannan, formerly a lifelong National started his second game against his former club Monday night. He squared off against Dan Haren, who was starting his first game since coming off the DL. Lannan would shut down the Nationals, though to pick up his second win against his former team. 

The Phillies got off to a quick start against Haren, scoring 2 runs in the first. None of the balls were hit particularly well, as the hits were all singles, which gave the Phillies 1 run. Then, a bases loaded walk to Darin Ruf gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st. That was all Dan Haren would allow for the rest of his start. Haren went 5IPs, allowed 7 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, and 7Ks. Haren seemed to Labor a bit and allow some hard hit balls, but he did relatively well for his first start off the DL and having had no rehab starts.

Fernando Abad came into the game in the 6th inning and was able to get 2 quick outs before he allowed a run on a double to Ben Revere and then a single to Rollins who took 2nd on the throw. Ohlendorf came in and pitched 2 innings picking up 3Ks and allowing only 1 hit.

The Nationals bats finally came alive in the 9th inning against Jonathan Papelbon. Bryce Harper singled, followed by a Ryan Zimmeran double to put runners at 2nd and 3rd. The Nationals only 2 runs of the night scored on sac flies by Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche. Chad Tracy flew out to Ben Revere to end the game and allow Papelbon his 19th save of the season.  

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