Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies: FREE MLB Picks
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MLB: Washington Nationals (+140) at Philadelphia Phillies (-149) Over-Under: 6.5
Last year this game was barely even televised if not for the powerhouse that was the Phillies. The way the Phillies are playing this year, up until a week ago, you would’ve thought different. The fact that the Nationals are battling the Braves for the top spot this year and even talking about them being in the top 5 of the entire MLB is stunning. The Nationals have decided to actually contend against the rest of the league and the Phillies are just a game under .500 with an upswing.
This could be an early late season match up ready for all the viewers.
The Nationals come into this series 25-17 only .5 back from the Braves. With an amazing pitching squad ranking number one in ERAs, WHIP, and KO’s and just dominating. The batting is still not where the Nats want them to be. They cant put in the runs when they need them but when do you need them when they shut out all the batters they
Jordan Zimmermann record does not show how good he is but hopefully they can pull in another win. With a WHIP of 1.01 and an ERA of 2.58 hes just plain nasty. It sucks his bullpen lets him down in the end of the game, Hes still a ridiculous pitcher and I think he will step up to the plate soon.
The Phillies has another pitching isnt as good but not bad by any means. Roy Halladay has a decent set of stats at 4-3, going with a WHIP of 1.06 and an ERA of 3.64 which isnt terrible. The batting squad doesn’t really send any real threats except Carlos Ruiz whose BA of .347 is the best the team can offer. If they can start to put some WINS up then they can compete with all the other teams in their division.
I feel that is Halladay gets on a hot streak then they dont really have the batting to stay up with the Phillies but if Zimmermann keeps to his recent playing then they could go for a long pitching duel. Lets hope this for the fans.
I’ll still take the Nationals in a great game and win.
Pick: Washington Nationals +140