Tough week ahead for Nats vs. Phillies, Dodgers

Tough week ahead for Nats vs. Phillies, Dodgers
May 2, 2014, 6:00 am
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A hodgepodge of Friday morning thoughts before I hop on I-95 and head up to Philadelphia for the weekend...

— The Nationals about to face a major, week-long test going up against six quality, veteran pitchers against the Phillies and Dodgers. It begins tonight with Cliff Lee, whose 40-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio so far this season is off-the-charts good. It continues Saturday night with A.J. Burnett, who sports a 2.15 ERA in his first six starts as a Phillie. And it concludes Sunday afternoon with Cole Hamels, who admittedly was rocked by the Mets his last time out but remains a major thorn in the Nats' side, having gone 15-6 with a 2.58 ERA in 28 career starts against them.

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