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Nats' skid hits 12
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Phillies 4, Nationals 0
Collin Balester, who threw 87 pitches, fanned four and issued one walk. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
Rookie righty Collin Balester gave the Nationals six effective innings, giving up three earned runs, but Washington -- which dropped its 12th straight game -- couldn't push a run across despite notching nine hits off Philadelphia starter Brett Myers.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (44-83)
Lost 12
Philadelphia 4, Washington 0   PHI
Philadelphia (68-58)
Won 3
August 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 9 1
Philadelphia
0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 X   4 9 2
Standings thru 8/20/08  |  Recap: WSH | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Phillies stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bonifacio, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .228
Harris, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250
Zimmerman, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .266
Milledge, CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .261
Belliard, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .271
Flores, Je, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
Kearns, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .215
Hernandez, A, SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .750
Balester, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
  a-Langerhans, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244
  Estrada, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Boone, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244
Totals 35 0 9 0 1 9 16  

a-Popped out for Balester in the 7th. b-Struck out for Estrada in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Milledge (20, Myers).
TB: Zimmerman; Belliard 2; Hernandez, A 3; Bonifacio 2; Milledge 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bonifacio; Belliard; Zimmerman; Harris; Boone.
GIDP: Harris, Milledge.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bonifacio (4, 2nd base off Myers/Coste).

FIELDING
E: Hernandez, A (1, throw).
DP: (Zimmerman-Bonifacio-Belliard).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263
Werth, RF-LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .264
Utley, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .283
Howard, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231
Burrell, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263
  Bruntlett, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Victorino, CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .288
Dobbs, 3B 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 .306
  Jenkins, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Coste, C 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 .279
Myers, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .048
Totals 30 4 9 3 1 6 11  

BATTING
2B: Werth (9, Balester), Utley (34, Estrada).
HR: Dobbs (6, 5th inning off Balester, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Victorino 2; Rollins; Dobbs 4; Werth 2; Coste 2; Utley 3.
RBI: Dobbs 2 (30), Werth (46).
2-out RBI: Werth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Utley; Burrell.
GIDP: Burrell.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rollins (2, 2nd base by Balester/Flores, Je), Coste (1, 2nd base by Estrada/Flores, Je).

FIELDING
E: Dobbs (3, throw), Burrell (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Burrell (Zimmerman at home).
DP: 2 (Rollins-Utley-Howard 2).

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Balester (L, 2-6) 6.0 7 4 3 1 4 1 4.99
Estrada 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Myers (W, 6-10) 9.0 9 0 0 1 9 0 4.71

HBP: Coste (by Balester).
Pitches-strikes: Balester 87-56, Estrada 29-19, Myers 119-82.
Groundouts-flyouts: Balester 6-5, Estrada 2-0, Myers 9-3.
Batters faced: Balester 25, Estrada 7, Myers 36.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:14.
Att: 45,166.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
August 20, 2008
August 20, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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