Philadelphia Phillies (68-64) vs. Washington Nationals (55-76)
September 2, 2021 1:05 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals / Philadelphia Phillies ; Over/Under: -
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals meet Thursday in MLB action at Nationals Park. The Phillies look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Nationals need a win after losing six of their last seven games.
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Phillies have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Jean Segura leads the Phillies with 120 hits and 45 RBI while Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 217 hits and 121 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.30 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season. Nola is 6-7 with a 4.08 ERA and 153 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Nationals have lost four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 119 hits and 71 RBI while Josh Bell and Starlin Castro have combined for 188 hits and 111 RBI. Paolo Espino gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.13 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Espino is 0-1 with a 7.62 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
Nola has been decent lately, allowing 13 earned runs in his last 27.1 innings, and the Phillies have caught fire, especially offensively. The Nationals look like a team that’s ready for the season to end. Espino has also been horrible lately, allowing 26 hits and 16 runs in his last 19.1 innings. I want nothing to do with the Nationals.
Give me the Phillies and the RL for max betting value.