But while he was knocked around by the Mets and Dodgers, the 46-year-old Moyer looked and felt better in his past two outings. He allowed three runs in six innings during a 5-1 loss to the Reds and four runs in six innings during Monday's 5-3 loss to the Marlins -- considerable improvement, given his 7.42 season ERA.
"I feel like I'm back to where I need to be," Moyer said after Monday's start. "The final result's not there. It's a work in progress."
Over his 23-year career, Moyer is 12-4 with a 2.96 ERA against the Nationals/Expos franchise.
PHI: LHP Jamie Moyer (3-5, 7.42 ERA)
Moyer is winless in his past five starts, which included Monday's loss to the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Moyer, who entered Monday with a 12-1 record against Florida, allowed four runs in six innings to take the loss. Moyer is 0-4 with a 9.62 ERA in his past five starts. Moyer allowed eight hits and four runs in six innings in a 9-8 victory over the Nationals on April 13 at Nationals Park.
WSH: LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.11 ERA)
On Monday, Lannan was solid for the first five innings, but a Gary Sheffield home run proved costly, and the Nationals lost to the Mets, 5-2. The game was tied at 1 when New York took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. After Luis Castillo led off with a double and Carlos Beltran walked, Sheffield came to the plate, swung at the first pitch and hit a three-run homer over the left-field wall. Lannan ended up pitching five-plus innings and gave up five runs. He walked four batters, and three of them scored.
Ryan Howard's grand slam Saturday night -- his third of the season and franchise-best eighth of his career -- was only the second ball to reach the third deck in right field in Citizens Bank Park history. Howard also hit the first one, a three-run shot off the Yankees' Mike Mussina on June 20, 2006. ... When they hit at least one home run, the Phillies are 21-14 this season. ... Philadelphia is a season-high seven games over .500.
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Monday: Phillies (Joe Blanton, 3-3, 6.14) at Padres (Kevin Correia, 1-3, 5.11), 10:05 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Phillies (Antonio Bastardo, Major League debut) at Padres (Jake Peavy, 5-5, 3.67), 10:05 p.m. ET
Wednesday: Phillies (J.A. Happ, 3-0, 3.00) at Padres (Chris Young, 4-3, 4.45), 10:05 p.m. ET