Washington Nationals (36-72) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (58-48)
August 6, 2022 6:05 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -255 / Washington Nationals +210; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies meet Saturday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park. The Washington Nationals need a win after losing 5 of their last 6 games. The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after winning 9 of their last 11 games.
The Washington Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Nationals have lost 13 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Nationals with 98 hits and 21 RBI, while Nelson Cruz and Maikel Franco have combined for 159 hits and 90 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 4-15 with a 6.57 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 6-6 with a 3.88 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 11 games. The Phillies have won 12 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Alec Bohm leads the Phillies with 109 hits and 44 RBI, while Nick Castellanos and Rhys Hoskins have combined for 203 hits and 104 RBI. Ranger Suarez gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 3.60 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Suarez is 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 16-36 in their last 52 Saturday games and 15-37 in their last 52 overall. The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games. The under is 4-1-2 in Nationals last 7 road games. The over is 2-0-3 in Phillies last 5 home games. The Nationals are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 8-22 in the last 30 meetings.
The Washington Nationals have thrown in the towel on their season with their trades, they’re not scoring or winning games, and Corbin is on the mound. You can make a strong argument Corbin has been the worst pitcher in baseball the last two years. On top of other things, Corbin has allowed 47 hits and 25 earned runs in his last 28 innings. It’s just awful across the board from a guy who is actually a two-time all star. Give me the Phillies and the RL for max betting value.