(The Phillies sent their fans home happy at Citizens Bank Park South on Sunday. Photo via Getty Images.)
"We've just got to keep realizing that we're not that far away, in terms of competing with these clubs like Atlanta and Philadelphia. We play them even-up, pretty much, and we're right there if we just play good, solid baseball, pitch a little deeper in the game. We're going to see more light at the end of the tunnel."
(Jim Riggleman, via The Goessling Game/MASNSports.com, 8/1/2010)
Phillies 6, Nationals 4: Nats nearly pull off elusive sweep of Phils, lose in 11. Still take 2-of-3.
Welcome back, John: Lannan returns from exile and has a perfectly Lannan-like performance (5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 10 groundouts, 1 flyout).
Progress: Stephen Strasburg played catch on Sunday; arm didn't fall off.
Progress: Jordan Zimmermann off the 60-day DL; optioned to AAA Syracuse.
Death, taxes, and Justin Maxwell called up from Syracuse.