Washington Nationals VS Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Baseball 06:05 PM EST

Saturday

09/21/2020

MASN, NSPA

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -145

Over/Under: 9.5

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The Washington Nationals will host the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park in Washington D.C on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 6:05 P.M, ET. This is the opening match of a 4-game National League series. The Phillies won their 4-game series against the Blue Jays but failed to get the sweep by losing in their last game at 6-3. The Nationals will try to continue the momentum with a great 15-0 against Miami in their last game. Washington is now 13th in the National League with a 20-32 record and is 5th in the NL East Division.

Washington ultimately lost the series against the Marlins at 3-2 but yesterday’s 2nd doubleheader game showed just how good the Nationals offense can be. They outhit the Marlins 18-2 in game 5 yesterday with Juan Soto and Asdrubal Cabrera getting 3 hits each while Cabrera had a 3 run homer in the 5th inning. Kurt Suzuki and Trea Turner had 2 hits and 1 solo homer each in the game while Victor Robles and Michael Taylor had 1 hit and a 2 run homer each. Ben Braymer got the win after pitching 5 scoreless innings for the Nationals. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 67 hits while Juan Soto has 32 RBIs and 11 homers. Washington ranks 7th in team BAA at .260 while their bullpen is 26th with a team ERA of 5.31. Anibal Sanchez will be on the mound for the Nationals in game 1. He is now 2-5 with a 7.38 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Predictions 9/21/2020

The Phillies did well to win 3 straight games against the Blue Jays just before their 6-3 loss in game 4. The team is 4-3 in their last 7 games and made 14 runs in their last 3 matches. Alec Bohm led the offense yesterday with 2 hits and 1 RBI while Didi Gregorius, Roman Quinn, Rafael Marchan, and Jean Segura had 1 hit with Gregorius getting 1 RBI. Adonis Medina got the loss after allowing 2 earned runs in 4 innings pitched. Gregorius leads the team this season with 54 hits and 35 RBIs while Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto have 11 homers. Philadelphia’s bullpen ranks low in the league in 25th place in terms of pitching with a team ERA of 5.13 while their team BAA is 8th in the league at .258. The Phillies are now 7th in the National League with a 27-26 record and are 3rd in the NL East Division. Zack Wheeler will start for the Phillies in game 1. Wheeler records 4- with a 2.62 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals. MLB’s pick for the opening game is the Philadelphia Phillies. Sanchez did well in his last start against the Nationals but the same can’t be said for the rest of his games this season. Wheeler is doing Philly a solid on the mound which gives them the edge in this game. Philly is doing better than the Nationals this season overall. Philadelphia is still fighting for a playoff spot which will drive them to play harder in this game. The Phillies will win this match predicted at 5-4.

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MLB Starting Time: 6:05 P.M, ET

Location: Nationals Park, Washington D.C

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020

TV: MASN, NSPA

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -145

MLB Total: 9.5

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