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The Nationals have beaten up on everybody else in baseball the last month, yet they've somehow lost five straight to Philadelphia.
Looking flat, the Nationals bats were silenced by A.J. Burnett yet again as they lose the weekend series to the Phillies.
The Nationals will hope to bounce back from a tough loss in a matchup with A.J. Burnett and the Phillies.
Struggling closer Rafael Soriano will be given several days off to work out his kinks, leaving the Nationals to find at least a temporary reliever for the ninth inning.