PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 23: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on May 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Cole Hamels Dominant As Phillies Beat Nationals 4-1

The Phillies were mired in the midst of a 4 game losing streak and badly needed one of their stoppers to step up. Tonight, Cole Hamels did just that

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Phillies Vs. Nationals, Game 2: After Birth Of First Child, Jimmy Rollins Expected To Return To Lead-Off Spot

Jimmy Rollins is expected to return to the Philadelphia Phillies lineup Tuesday, as he witnessed his first child being born early Monday night. Rollins, 33, was a no-show in the Phils' 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday because he was by the beside of his wife, Johari.

While witnessing the birth of his baby girl, Rollins, the Phillies lead-off hitter and shortstop, was replaced in the batting order by outfielder Juan Pierre. The swap, despite Rollins hitting just .247 at the plate, didn't result in an offensive output.

"If I could find somebody [else] to put there, I might," Manuel said. He laughed. "I can count. I can see. I hope I can," he added.

Rollins struggles, says general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., is just a slow start:
"He's a better hitter than a .220 hitter," Amaro said. "He's just had a slow start."
On Tuesday, Roy Halladay goes for the Phillies in Game 2, which starts at 7:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on Comcast Sports Network.

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Phillies Vs. Nationals, Game 2: Philly Turns To Roy Halladay To End Losing Streak

Usually when the Philadelphia Phillies find themselves in a tough spot, ace Roy Halladay is usually comes to the rescue. "Doc" Halladay will need to do it again Tuesday, when the Phillies host the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of a three-game set at Citizen Bank Park (7:05 p.m. ET on Comcast Sports Network).

Halladay (4-3, 3.22 ERA) will be called upon to end a four-game losing streak and get the Phils' (21-22) back to the .500 mark. To do that, Halladay will need to out-pitch Washington starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 2.48 ERA), and hope his offense, which scored a run in a 2-1 loss Monday, supports his effort.


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Washington Nationals
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Jordan Zimmermann vs Roy Halladay

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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