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Phils, Pence in a tug-of-war; Lidge close to signing with Nats

Arbitration is one of the most frustrating parts of the off season. And the Phillies and right fielder Hunter Pence are both finding this out the hard way.

According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, both parties are $2.8 million off their amounts for arbitration.

Pence filed for $11.8 million while the Phillies put in for $9 million. He made $6.6 million in 2011.

This isn’t something new for Pence’s agent, who took Pence and the Houston Astros to arbitration last off season.

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Series Preview: vs Washington Nationals

PHI: 77-40, 1st in NL East; WAS: 56-61, 4th in NL East

When: August 12-14
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA)

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.53) vs Livan Hernandez (6-11, 4.41)
Saturday: Roy Oswalt (4-7, 3.84) vs John Lannan (8-7, 3.56)
Sunday: Roy Halladay (15-4, 2.51) vs TBA

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:05, CSN
Saturday, 7:05, CSN
Sunday, 1:35, PHL 17
All Games on 1210 AM

Player to Watch – Mike Morse: Morse had shown some promise last season for the Nationals, hitting .289 with 15 homers and 41 RBIs in 98 games. He proved this year that last season’s production wasn’t a fluke with his remarkable break-out season. Morse is hitting .319 with 20 homers and 68 RBIs. He’s provided Washington with a spark that newly acquired Jayson Werth did not supply the 4th place Nationals.

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