Phillies at Nationals discussion thread: Game 49


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The Nationals have won two straight thanks to Friday night’s offensive outburst, the largest in a week. Manager Davey Johnson hasn’t shaved since the San Diego series, insisting he would only after the team’s bats came to life. They did on Friday night but he wants to hold off another day. “My wife said I could keep it one more day,” he said. “If we break out again today with 10 hits and five runs. Although, my players want me to keep it. They think it makes me look better.” Dan Haren (4-5, 5.64 ERA) faces right-hander Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.00 ERA). The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game here.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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