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Nationals vs. Phillies - 9/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (57-96) at Washington Nationals (78-73)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Aaron Nola (6-2) (3.84) vs. S Strasburg (10-7) (3.81)

The Line: Washington Nationals -263 / Philadelphia Phillies +240 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSPh/MAS2

The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals play game two Saturday afternoon.

The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 11 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 seven road games. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.84 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This is Nola’s second career game against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Phillies - 9/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored nine 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. 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 five of their last eight home games. Stephen Strasburg takes the hill, and he’s 10-7 with a 3.81 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 115 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series. The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-1 in Strasburgs last 6 starts. The Nationals are 7-2 in Strasburgs last 9 starts vs. Phillies. 

While the Nats are done, they still should have some sort of pride to finish strong at home and they have the huge pitching advantage here with Strasburg on the mound. I'm rolling with Washington again. 

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Washington Nationals -1.5

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