I'll keep this brief. I was curious to see how our makeshift lineup has faired in the past against Phillies' Ace 1a. So I took to Baseball-Reference to see. Here are the deets on tonights starting lineup.
Ian Desmond - 2 for 9 - 1BB 4K
Rick Ankiel - 1 for 2 - 1BB
Jayson Werth - 0 for 1 - 1K
Adam LaRoche - 1 for 7 - 2K
Laynce Nix - 2 for 4 - 2B
Danny Espinosa - 0 for 4 - 2K
Jerry Hairston - 2 for 22 - 2BB 4K
Ivan Rodriguez - 14 for 35 - 3 2B 2 HR 5 RBI 6K
John Lannan - 0 for 2 - 2K
So. The results for tonight look bleak, because there is a reason that he has finished in the top-5 of the last 5 Cy Young Award voting. Maybe tonight can feature another reverse-lock. For those of you not watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs, try to enjoy John Lannan vs. Roy Halladay.