Phillies vs. Nationals - 9/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (73-70) at Philadelphia Phillies (56-89)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
G Gonzalez (10-7) (3.88) vs. Adam Morgan (5-6) (4.60)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +185 / Washington Nationals -200 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals look to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 157 hits and 90 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 99 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last eight road games. Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, and he’s 10-7 with a 3.88 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 7-5 with a 3.02 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Phillies have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philly with 133 hits and 40 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 76 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Adam Morgan takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 4.60 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This is Morgan’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Gonzalezs last 6 starts. The Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 19-39 in their last 58 Wednesday games. The Nationals are 2-5 in Gonzalezs last 7 starts vs. Phillies.
The Nats are finally starting to play like they want to be a playoff team. Is it too little too late? Either way, the Nationals should sweep this brutal Philly team.