Game 45: The Rematch of Bryce & Cole

The Phillies look to end their four-game losing streak with the pitcher who has recorded their most recent win – Cole Hamels.

Tonight’s series finale at Citizens Bank Park against the Washington Nationals will be Hamels first appearance against the Nationals since he plunked Bryce Harper and then said after the game that he did it on purpose to welcome the Nationals rookie.

Hamels received a five-game suspension for his honesty.

Here is the Phillies starting lineup tonight, one that has Carlos Ruiz batting cleanup:

1. Juan Pierre, LF

2. Placido Polanco, 3B

3. Hunter Pence, RF

4. Carlos Ruiz, C

5. Shane Victorino, CF

6. Ty Wigginton, 1B

7. Freddy Galvis, SS

8. Mike Fontenot, 2B

9. Cole Hamels, P