This time things would turn out much differently.
The offense continued to pile on the runs, as A.J. Burnett shut down the Nationals in the Phillies' 7-2 victory.
Cody Asche would hit a solo home run in the second to add to the Phillies' lead, and the offense would continue to pile it on from there, scoring another run in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Burnett allowed just three hits, one run, two walks, and struck out seven across six fantastic frames. It was just another stellar start for Burnett, who has allowed just three earned runs (0.98 ERA) over his past four starts.
With a 7-1 lead entering the seventh, there was little chance the bullpen could screw this one up. Actually, with this bullpen there was probably a great chance they could, but they didn't Saturday night.
Mario Hollands allowed a run in the seventh, but the Nationals would get no more, as Mike Adams and Antonio Bastardo pitched a perfect eighth and ninth, respectively.
Roberto Hernandez will make the start for the Phillies in Sunday's series finale with the Nationals. Cole Hamels was originally scheduled to start, but was scratched because of the flu.
By: Kyle Babcock
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