Major League Baseball is back in action on Friday evening as the Philadelphia Phillies will clash with the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. in game one of their three-game series. The Phillies will give the nod to Zach Eflin and the Nationals will give a chance to Tanner Roark.
Philadelphia Phillies Form
The Phillies are one of the inconsistent teams this season. While they have the ability to beat any team in the MLB on their day, it seems that they cannot keep that momentum. They lost the game against the Cardinals on Tuesday, yet they were able to beat them on Wednesday with a score with 4-3. These two recent results just show how inconsistent the Phillies have been.
The Phillies have averaged 3.77 runs per game and have allowed 4.66 runs per game on the road so far.
On the offensive side of the game, the Phillies have been average this season as they are placed on the 16th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.33 runs per game, while also holding the 25th spot in hitting at .233 and 17th place in homers with a total of 81 so far. On the mound, they also have average stats as they are placed on the 14th spot in the league in ERA at 3.94, while also holding the 11th spot in WHIP at 1.25 and 8th in K’s with 662.
Washington Nationals Form
The Nationals are one of the teams that will surely make their mark on the World Series this year. They have been solid all season and playing on the mound is one of their key strengths. The Nationals have averaged 4.11 runs per game and have allowed 3.63 runs per game here at home for the year.
Tanner Roark record against the Phillies stands at 6-7 with a 3.98 ERA in 18 games (16 starts).
On the offensive side of the game, the Nationals have some below average stats as they are placed on the 21st in scoring, putting up 4.25 runs per game, while also ranking 21st in hitting at .238 and 16th in homers with a total of 82 so far. On the mound, they are on the 4th spot in the league in ERA at 3.42, while also being 2nd in WHIP at 1.13 and 5th in K’s with 681.
The Phillies are in a good form in the last few games. On the other side, the Nationals are going through a bad patch. However, the Nationals are a very strong team on the mound and I can see them bouncing back in this game. Go for the Nationals.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals on 6/22/2018 is: Take the Washington Nationals -145 (money line bet)
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