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About Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

The rivalry between the Phillies and the Nationals is fairly new. Even though it is not as deeply entrenched as those between the Yankees and the Red Sox, the Cardinals and the Cubs or the Dodgers and the Giants, it is still one to look out for. The rivalry stemmed from several incidents.

One such incident was when the Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth from the Phillies. Further fuel was added to the budding rivalry as the Phillies took over the Nationals Park whenever they wanted to - they celebrated their victory in the division in the Nats Park twice in three seasons. Then came the Take Back the Park campaign by the Washington Nationals that planned to block Philly fans from buying tickets to games at the Nationals Park.

With such incidents taking place off the field, the simmering rivalry is expected to come to a boil.

Notable Moments - Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

The Senator’s Tweet - Things between the two teams escalated and get out of hand as the Take Back the Park campaign came into the picture. Soon, the Senator of Pennsylvania, Bob Casey was involved and tweeted (@SenBobCasey) the following,

I'm calling on the @Nationals to reverse course on a reported plan to block @Phillies fans from buying tickets to games at Nationals Park.

He wasn’t the only one who took to Twitter in support of the Phillies. Proud Philly fan and lead actor of “Bones”, David Boreanaz also raised his voice on Twitter, “I say stand up Philly Fans!”

The Pitch Hit - Things escalated further when Philadelphia lefty, Cole Hamels, admitted that he deliberately tried to hit Bryce Harper from the Nationals with a pitch. I was trying to hit him, the Philadelphia player said I’m not going to deny it. Hamels nailed the teen from Washington with a fastball in the small of his back. After admitting to hitting Harper on purpose, Hamels was handed a suspension.

Head to Head Records - Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

Let’s take a look at the head to head record of the Philadelphia Phillies against the Washington Nationals.

Games Played Wins Losses Wins %age Home Wins-Losses Away Wins-Losses
834 405 429 .514 227-194 202-211

Even though the record is pretty close, it is evident that the Phillies have a slight edge over their rivals. As for the postseason, the two teams met for the NLDS in 1981. The Washington Nationals won that encounter 3-2.

Famous Players of Philadelphia Phillies & Washington Nationals

Both these MLB teams have a star-studded lineup, with many big names on their rosters. The Washington Nationals is home to Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Andre Dawson, Gary Carter, Tony Perez and Frank Robinson.

On the other side, the Philadelphia Phillies also have had star players on their roster. The players who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame from the Philadelphia Phillies include Sparky Anderson, Dan Brouthers, infielder Jimmie Foxx, Hughie Jennings, Chuck Klein, Ryne Sandberg and Hack Wilson.

In addition to players, both teams also have several managers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals – Lets Play Ball!

Catch the two MLB teams as they go at each other again in the upcoming MLB season. And with a rivalry developing between these two teams, there is no denying that the upcoming games will be exciting. Get yourselves Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals tickets today. To get the best deal, check out the Citizen’s Bank Park and Nationals Park seating charts. You can get cheap Philadelphia Phillies Washington Nationals tickets for the upcoming ball games right here.

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