2019-09-24 12:05:00 EDT
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals will meet up on the MLB diamond for game one of their doubleheader on Tuesday.
In the first installment of this series Monday, the Nationals rattled off five runs in the first five innings and cruised to a 7-2 victory.
In game one Tuesday, the Phillies will send out Blake Parker to start. Parker is 3-2 with a 4.40 ERA and 60 Ks this year.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with Joe Ross in the game one start Tuesday. Over 54.0 innings and a 3-4 mark this year, Ross has a 6.17 ERA with 45 Ks and 29 BBs.
The Phillies are 5-1 in their last six in game two of a series and 13-3 in their last 16 Tuesday games. The under is 5-1 in Philly’s last six Tuesday games and 6-2 in their last eight in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 5-0 in their last five opening games of doubleheaders and 7-2 in their last nine in game two of a series. The under is 5-1-1 in Washington’s last seven Tuesday games and 11-4 in their last 15 openers of doubleheaders.
Ross was on a pretty good run last month, giving up just three earned over five starts. He did cough up seven earned in 3.2 innings versus the Mets in his last start however, before dealing with a forearm issue that had his status questionable moving forward.
Assuming Ross is good to go here, I’m leaning toward the Nationals in game one. Doubleheaders are tricky though, so I’m probably staying away.