Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 7-5-22

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 7/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 7/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Washington Nationals will go against the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB action in Citizens Bank Park, PA, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 7:05 PM ET.

 

The fact that Washington has a lost season and is already 1-12 versus the fourth-place Marlins after losing once more on Monday did not make matters any better.

 

Luis Garcia’s game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Washington their first run, but Miami scored two runs in the bottom of the inning, and the Nationals could only muster one run that scored on a double play.

 

Despite having a respectable.701 OPS, the Nationals are towards the bottom of the MLB rankings with 4.01 runs scored per game.

 

The Nationals’ biggest problem was their pitching, which has a 5.11 collective ERA, including a mark of 4.44 from the bullpen, which ranks second-worst in MLB.

 

Paolo Espino, who pitched 45 innings and went 0-1 with a respectable 2.80 ERA, will make his 25th appearance and the fifth start of the year.

 

Last Wednesday, the 35-year-old pitched 4.1 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up four runs on five hits and 1 walk while striking out 4 batters while getting a no-decision.

 

  • The Washington Nationals are 18-19 in their previous 37 road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 2 of the Nationals’ last 5 matches.
  • The totals went OVER in 20 of the Nationals’ 44 last matches at home.

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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 7/5/2022

 

The Phillies, who are still in the running for an NL Wild Card position, significantly defeated the Cardinals twice over the weekend, including a shutout win on Sunday in the rubber match.

 

Rhys Hoskins’ single home run in the bottom of the fourth inning was the game’s first run, and J.T. Realmuto’s two-run blast in the sixth inning increased the lead.

 

The Phillies’ strength was supposed to be their offense, and they succeeded, averaging 4.81 runs per game to rank third in baseball with a.735 OPS. Philadelphia’s pitching has a 3.88 team ERA, which includes a mark of 3.90 from a bullpen that is rapidly improving.

 

After making his most recent MLB appearance on June 11 against the Diamondbacks, where he pitched a scoreless inning of relief while surrendering two hits and one strikeout, Cristopher Sanchez will be called up from AAA for a spot start.

 

Sanchez had 8 appearances, including one start, and pitched 15.2 innings in his eight outings, finishing 0-1 with a 4.60 ERA.

 

  • The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-18 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 2 of the Phillies’ last 5 matches.
  • The totals went OVER in 20 of the Phillies’ 42 last matches at home.

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB pick for this game is the Washington Nationals. Washington has a solid opportunity to compete here against a slot starter despite being destined for last place because of recent injuries that changed Philadelphia’s rotation.

 

The National’s offense is capable of scoring a few runs against Sanchez on his return from AAA, and Espino threw effectively this year.

 

With a 103 wRC+, Philadelphia’s offense ranks 12th in baseball, but removing Harper (164 wRC+) completely alters the makeup of the lineup.

 

Espino can provide Washington a few respectable innings, giving them a shot against a Phillies squad that is currently hampered by a number of significant ailments. The Washington Nationals will win to a predicted score of 6-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Citizens Bank Park, PA

 

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

 

TV:  MASN

 

MLB Odds: Washington Nationals -140

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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