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Nationals vs. Phillies - 9/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (57-95) at Washington Nationals (78-73)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Jerad Eickhoff (1-3) (3.16) vs. J Zimmermann (13-8) (3.49)

The Line: Washington Nationals -245 / Philadelphia Phillies +225 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSPh/MAS2

The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have lost 14 straight when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 139 hits and 44 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 75 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last six road games. Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This is Eickhoff’s first career game against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Phillies - 9/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won seven of their last nine when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 168 hits and 56 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 155 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost three straight home games. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill, and he’s 13-8 with a 3.49 ERA and 157 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 6-7 with a 3.80 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 27-61 in their last 88 road games and 1-4 in Eickhoffs last 5 starts. The Nationals are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. National League East and 36-17 in Zimmermanns last 53 starts. The Phillies are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Washington and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall. 

The Phillies are still the Phillies, and the Nats pretty much have to win out to have a shot at the playoffs. Still, Washington should win this game rather easily. 

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Washington Nationals -1.5

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