Phillies need to be fixed. Who better to fix them than the Washington Nationals? The Phils current offensive struggles have been heavily lamented, as too have Brad Lidge's prolific blown save tendencies. For a team sitting comfortably in 1st place, things aren't looking so hot for them. They need to break out of the doldrums with a series win, capitalized by solid contribution from the bats and stellar work from the bullpen. Pedro Martinez gets the party started tonight in DC against John Lannan.
The Howard Standings:
Our old buddy Bobby Abreu just jumped upon "The Howard" leaderboard, with his second offense this season. He's still hitting just enough homeruns and playing shoddy enough defense to make it on to that illustrious list. Arizona's Mark Reynolds and Washington's Adam Dunn are still tied for the MLB lead with 4 apiece.