Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals - 8/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (76-55) at Philadelphia Phillies (60-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Scherzer (14-7) (2.92) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (9-12) (3.87)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +229 / Washington Nationals -260 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies welcome the Washington Nationals to town in NL East action.
When it comes to the Washington Nationals they will likely win the National League East and then get booted from the playoffs. The Nationals had lost six of eight before defeating Philadelphia 4-0 on the road. Nats starter picked up the win with seven scoreless frames. Washington mustered nine hits and walked twice with Jason Werth going solo while Anthony Rendon and Clint Robinson drove in runs and scored. Max Scherzer gets the ball Tuesday against the division rival Phillies. Scherzer was at his best last time out in a 4-0 victory versus Baltimore with eight scoreless innings and ten strikeouts.
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The Philadelphia Phillies dreams of reaching .500 are all but gone so they are in spoiler mode the rest of the year. The Phillies gave the Nationals a strong fight but their bats never got going in Monday’s series opening loss. Phils starter gave up a pair of runs through seven innings on seven hits to get the loss while Frank Hermann allowed a pair of 9th inning runs. Philadelphia was held to four hits with Odubel Herrera going 2-4. The Phillies hand the ball to Jerad Eickhoff Tuesday who faces the Nationals for the first time in 2016. Eickhoff comes off of a 5-3 win at the White Sox with two runs scoring in six frames.
Washington are 2-6 in their last 8 overall and are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 Tuesday games. The over is 19-7-2 in Philadelphia’s last 28 overall and is 19-7-2 in their last 28 on grass while going 8-3-2 in their last 13 home games. This is the kind of game Washington should win but often don’t…