GAME IN A NUTSHELL: After a fruitless night at the plate against A.J. Burnett on Monday, the Nationals knew they faced another stiff challenge Tuesday against longtime nemesis Cole Hamels.
The Phillies weren't nearly as active as many expected them to be before the July 31 trade deadline, but that doesn't mean they are standing pat.
Cole Hamels wasn't giving up much of anything on Sunday when Denard Span found space between Chase Utley and Ryan Howard for an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning.
Before the Phillies bullpen allowed the Nationals to secure a comfortable lead in the eighth inning on Sunday, much of the afternoon was the Stephen Strasburg vs. Cole Hamels show.