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Game 118 discussion thread: Nationals at Phillies

The news gets no brighter with the pitching matchup. The only time the Nationals faced Cole Hamels this year, back in May, Hamels allowed one run in a complete-game victory. In his last four starts, Hamels has allowed six runs while walking three and striking out 26 in 30 2/3 innings.

Ryan Zimmerman is 14 for 51 in his carrer against Hamels, notable because he carries a 19-game hitting streak into tonight’s game. If he gets a hit, he’ll join Vladi­mir Guerrero as the only two active players with a 30-game hitting streak and a separate 20-game hitting streak in their careers.

For the Nationals, Livan Hernandez will try to bounce back from a rough start in Colorado, when he recorded only 11 outs. As always, talk about the game right here.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.


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