What looked like a guaranteed, low-scoring, pitchers' duel at the beginning of the night turned upside-down almost as soon as the game began.
After Henry Rodriguez nearly melted down again Monday night, Davey Johnson has decided to mix-and-match his relievers in the ninth inning.
Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will not start tonight for the Nationals in what was described by a team spokesman as a "manager's decision." Chad Tracy will take over at third base against the Phillies.
The Nationals have had trouble giving Jordan Zimmermann run support, and they'll face a really tough challenge tonight against Phillies ace Roy Halladay.