Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Game One - 9/22/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia Phillies (27-27) at Washington Nationals (21-32)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 3:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Aaron Nola (5-3) (2.92) vs. Austin Voth (0-5) (7.17)
The Line: Washington Nationals +157 / Philadelphia Phillies -170 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Phillies face the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, September 22nd at Nationals Park for game one of a doubleheader.
The Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by the final score of 5-1 on Monday in game one of this series. The Nationals were surprisingly lead by starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who had himself a quality start for Washington and earned the win. Sanchez allowed one earned run through 5.0 innings while striking out six batters. The Nationals scored their five runs on seven hits and two errors by the Phillies. Philadelphia had three total errors in what turned out to be a very sloppy game for a team fighting for a playoff spot. The Nationals are now 21-32 on the year and they will look to continue to spoil the Phillies hopes in this series. The Phillies are currently right at .500 at 27-27 on the year, as they are right in the mix for the wild card and second place divisonal spots in the National League and NL East.
The Philadelphia Phillies are set to bring right-hander Aaron Nola to the mound to face the Nationals in game one. Nola is 5-3 with a 2.92 through 61.2 innings this season with the Phillies. Nola is coming off one of his worst starts of the season where he allowed five earned runs on five hits and five walks through 5.1 against the New York Mets.
The Washington Nationals are projected to send right-hander Austin Voth to the bump for game one of the doubleheader. Voth is 0-5 with a 7.17 ERA through 37.2 innings this season with the Nats. Voth allowed just one earned run through 5.0 innings in his most recent outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 16th.
I am going to take the Phillies to bounce back on the road and pick up the much-needed win in game one of this doubleheader. Nola was hit hard in his last outing, but I think he will rebound in a very important game for the Phillies. I will take the Phillies on the money line in this spot.