The Phillies dominated the Nats from the fourth inning by scoring eleven runs.. The opening day from the Nats point of view was a dud.
John Lannan pitched only 3.2 innings in his start while giving up five runs. The bullpen was even worse. Miguel Batista pitched only 1.2 while giving up 5 runs. Jason Bergmann allowed a grand slam which was credited with only one run in his .1 inning pitched. The bright spots were Jesse English, Brian Bruney and Sean Burnett as they did not give up a run in relief.
The Nats collected nine hits lead by Ivan Rodriquez three hits. Also, Nyjer Morgan also had two hits and Ryan Zimmerman had his first RBI of the season