Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 4/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (10-10) at Washington Nationals (14-5)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Aaron Nola (1-2) (4.50) vs. T Roark (2-2) (2.62)
The Line: Washington Nationals -160 / Philadelphia Phillies +150 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals look to shake off an ugly outing at home yesterday against the lowly Philadelphia Phillies as they meet up again on Thursday night.
The Phillies pulled off a feat that no other team has been able to do this season and that is shut out the high scoring Nationals offense, and it came in Washington to boot. The Phillies aren’t seen as much a of threat to anybody this season as their lineup is underwhelming, they don’t have a bona fide ace, and their bullpen is an absolute disaster, but even a broken clock is right twice a day and for the Phils yesterday they struck just at the right time. Philly will look for a repeat effort on Thursday night as they send Aaron Nola to the mound who will go pitch for pitch with Tanner Roark who was spectacular for the Nats in his last outing.
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The Nationals have been one of the league’s best teams this season and have the makeup of a team destined to go on a deep run in the National League, but last night they laid an egg as they only produced two hits and couldn’t find the scoreboard. Washington is 14-6 this season and will look to send Roark to his third win of the season and while Aaron Nola is a young, highly touted prospect, the Nats do have the edge on the bump here and should be able to get their bats rolling after a sluggish night last night.
The Phillies are 5-1 in their last six road games, but are 1-6 in Nola’s last seven starts and 22-50 in their last 72 outings against a right handed starter while the Nats are 8-1 in their last nine home games, 15-5 in their last 20 against a righty, and 12-5 in their last 17 game threes and while Roark doesn’t have a great track record he was excellent his last time out and I think the Nationals bats wake up in a big way tonight.