Nationals vs. Phillies - 5/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (18-26) at Washington Nationals (25-17)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)
A Harang (4-3) (1.82) vs. G Gonzalez (3-2) (4.94)
The Line: Washington Nationals -200 / Philadelphia Phillies +185 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-PHI, MASN
The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Phillies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Phillies have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 46 hits and 11 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 42 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last eight road games. Aaron Harang gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 1.82 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Harang is 4-5 with a 3.16 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Nationals have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 49 hits and 14 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 70 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won seven of their last eight home games. Gio Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.94 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 6-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League East. The Nationals are 35-17 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Gonzalezs last 4 starts. The Nationals are 1-5 in Gonzalezs last 6 starts vs. Phillies.
The value is on the Phillies in this game, as Harang has been great all season. While the Nats are the better team by a ton, I'll take a shot with Philly at these odds.