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The Phillies offense had no answer for the Mets pitching. And Philadelphia's defense wasn't stellar, either.
Chase Utley could only hold the bat on his shoulders as the final strike of Josh Beckett's no-hitter whipped past him for strike three.
Gio Gonzalez might not have done much to aid his Cy Young cause on Thursday night, a nightmarish three-run first inning before five scoreless innings muddling his latest pitching line in the Washington Nationals' 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. But Michael Morse did more than enough to compensate.
In an imperative 8-4 win that dropped the Washington Nationals’ magic number to clinch the National League East crown to four, it was John Lannan silencing his demons, staring his past nightmares right in the eye and forcing the Philadelphia Phillies to be the ones to blink.
On Tuesday night, against the team that's been their nemesis for so many years, the Washington Nationals couldn't get a win that would help their cause for a National League East crown. In a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies they couldn't keep the ball in a ballpark primed for home runs and couldn't hit any of their own.
The kind of magic that fans in Washington hope will fill Nationals Park this fall is something those in Philadelphia are used to at Citizens Bank Park. From a magical run in 2007 through a 102-win campaign in 2011, the Phillies set the standard.
The Washington Nationals won Monday night. They beat their division rival Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on a misty, occasionally rainy, night at Citizens Bank Park. They got six nearly unhittable innings from left-hander Gio Gonzalez and all the runs they'd need off the bat of Ian Desmond.
Eric Lindros stepped out of the dugout to a roar he hadn't heard in Philadelphia in almost 12 years.
Ryan Howard took a mighty cut, dropped his bat and admired the shot.