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April 2 - Nationals vs. Phillies

Live blogging from the Phillies' game against the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.

April 2 - Nationals vs. Phillies

The Phillies had one last chance in the bottom of the ninth:

Jimmy Rollins grounded out to first, Shane Victorino flied out to left and Chase Utley grounded out to short. Phillies lose, 1-0, and fall to 0-2. 

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Cole Hamels' night is finished: eight innings, five hits, one run, two walks and six strikeouts. He's on the hook for the loss, unless the Phillies come back to tie in the ninth.

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Nationals righthander Tim Redding walked Ryan Howard with one out in the seventh inning. Redding had retired 14 straight batters to that point. The Phillies still have just one hit. Could the potent Phillies offense really waste a great night from Hamels?

They've shown no signs so far of breaking out of their funk.

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The Nationals struck first. Ryan Zimmerman hit a 1-2 fastball into the second row of seats just inside the right-field foul pole to make it 1-0. That could be enough on a night like this.

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It's cold tonight, folks.

Game time temperature: 49 degrees, although according to weather.com it feels like 42 degrees. Not exactly hitting weather, huh? And so far it's played out exactly like that. Through the first three innings, the Nationals have managed just two hits against Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels while the Phillies have had just one hit against Nationals righthander Tim Redding.

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