Though the Phillies are in last place after nine games, first baseman Ryan Howard doesn't see it the same way as everyone else. He actually thinks the Phillies are playing quite well.
The Nationals are 7-2 after nine games for the third straight season, and play the Braves in Games 10-12 for the second consecutive year. What will happen this time?
Rookie Aaron Barrett has been an early surprise for the Nationals with five scoreless outings to begin the year.
Jayson Werth hit another home run and Ian Desmond added a grand slam to help lead the Nationals over the Marlins.