2019-09-24 18:05:00 EDT
The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals meet Tuesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Nationals Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Phillies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 163 hits and 69 RBI while Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 305 hits and 142 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 12-6 with a 3.75 ERA and 220 strikeouts this season. Nola is 4-5 with a 4.02 ERA and 114 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Nationals have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with 173 hits and 122 RBI while Adam Eaton and Juan Soto have combined for 305 hits and 156 RBI. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 2.81 ERA and 233 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 10-3 with a 2.45 ERA and 157 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 13-3 in their last 16 Tuesday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 0-6 in Nola’s last 6 starts. The Nationals are 4-0 in their last 4 second games of a double-header, 16-7 in their last 23 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in Scherzer’s last 7 home starts. The Phillies are 9-23 in the last 32 meetings in Washington, 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and 0-5 in Nola’s last 5 starts vs. Nationals. The over is 3-1-1 in Scherzer’s last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The over is 3-1-1 in Nola’s last 5 starts overall.
Nola has allowed 24 hits and 15 runs in his last 22 innings, and he has a 4.99 ERA and .252 allowed batting average on the road. Scherzer has allowed 21 hits and 13 runs in his last 23.2 innings, and he has a 2.97 ERA and .225 allowed batting average at home. Nola isn’t the same pitcher on the road as he is at home, and the Washington Nationals need to keep piling up the wins if they’re going to host the wild card game next week. I’ll ride the Nationals in this contest.