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Vanimal Making Possible Final Start of Season As Phils Battle Nats, Rain

Sep 21, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

The Phillies are back at it tonight as they attempt to finish up their final two regular season home games on a better foot.

Hunter Pence is out of the lineup again and had an MRI that shows a patellar tendon strain. He says he’s fine and should play this weekend, although if it were up to him, he’d have been out there tonight.

Tonight could be Vance Worley’s final start of the season as the Phils tries to ready their rotation for the playoffs. It’s been a hell of run for the Vanimal as a starter this season, but look for Charlie to try and ease him into a bullpen roll for the postseason.

The Nats will counter with John Lannan, who has not fared well against the Phils as of late.

First pitch set for 7:05. There will be rain. So brace for it.