The slumping Phillies found themselves in another early hole and couldn't do much of anything to solve Max Scherzer in a 7-2 loss to the Nats.
Ryan Howard's remarkable peak lasted four years, but his precipitous decline will end up lasting longer. It's going to affect his legacy, and that's a shame.
Lenny Dykstra and Mitch Williams will be the targets of a Joe Conklin-branded roast at the Electric Factory on April 23.


Instant Replay: Nationals 7, Phillies 2 5h Jim Salisbury Comments (13)
Sean O'Sullivan suffered some early struggles, while Max Scherzer dominated all night long in the Phillies' 7-2 loss to the Nationals on Friday. Read More »
Best of MLB: Bryant hitless in debut as Cubs fall to Padres 9h Associated Press Comments (0)
We recap the best of Friday's MLB action, including Cubs prized prospect Kris Bryant going 0 for 4 in his major league debut. Read More »
Tonight's lineup: Ryan Howard bats 7th again 11h Corey Seidman Comments (5)
The Phillies didn't hit much last night in a 5-2 loss to the Nats, but nevertheless, Ryne Sandberg has drawn up the same lineup card for Friday's game. Read More »
Phillies-Nationals 5 things: Early deficits a major problem 14h Corey Seidman Comments (3)
The Phillies carry a five-game losing streak and an MLB-low 2.4 runs per game into another early-season meeting with Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Read More »
MLB Notes: Cubs call up phenom 3B Kris Bryant, bat him 4th 15h Associated Press Comments (1)
Prized prospect Kris Bryant is in the majors. The Cubs added the 3B phenom to the roster for Friday's game against San Diego and batted him 4th. Read More »
Best of MLB: Mets down Marlins for 5th straight win 1d Associated Press Comments (0)
The New York Mets overcame Giancarlo Stanton's blast to beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Thursday night for their fifth straight win. Read More »
Ryan Howard on batting seventh: 'I understand' 1d John Finger Comments (25)
Ryan Howard said he understands his drop in the Phillies' lineup and is using it as an internal challenge to prove he still has what it takes at the plate. Read More »
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