Philadelphia Phillies (66-64) vs. Washington Nationals (55-74)
August 31, 2021 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals -125 / Philadelphia Phillies -105; Over/Under: 8.5
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from Nationals Park on Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to build on their 7-4 win over the Nationals from Monday’s series opener. Ronald Torreyes led the charge, going 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs while Bryce Harper had a two-run home run and Brad Miller went 3 for 3 with a solo home run. Freddy Galvis had an RBI as well to finish off Philadelphia’s scoring as a team in the win. Zack Wheeler got the win to improve to 11-9 after allowing all four runs on five hits while striking out four over six innings of work. Jose Alvarado closed the 9th for his 5th save of the year. Matt Moore will start here and is 2-4 with a 6.12 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season.
The Washington Nationals will look to rebound from their loss at the hands of the Phillies on Monday. Carter Kieboom had a solo home run while Lane Thomas had an RBI and Adrian Sanchez chipped in an RBI as well in the defeat. Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto each had doubles while Luis Garcia, Josh Bell and Keibert Ruiz each had base hits as well to cap off Washington’s offense as a team in the loss. Josiah Gray took the loss, falling to 0-2 on the year after allowing six runs on seven hits while striking out four over four innings of work. Patrick Corbin will start here and is 7-13 with a 6.09 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season.
Philadelphia is 8-0 in their last 8 division games and 3-7 in their last 10 games as a favorite while the over is 5-1-2 in their last 8 games against a left-handed starter. Washington is 7-3 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 15-36 in their last 51 games overall while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 home games against a left-handed starter.
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Well it may seem like the obvious stance given the starting pitching matchup, but I’m going to back the over here. Matt Moore and Patrick Corbin have been gas cans for their respective rotations this year and neither one is worthy of being someone that we put our hard-earned money on. Monday’s matchup had a far better pitching matchup and still went over so I’m going back to the well and taking the over here as well.