Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals - 9/23/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia Phillies (27-29) at Washington Nationals (23-32)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Zach Eflin (3-2) (4.28) vs. Erick Fedde (2-3) (4.36)
The Line: Washington Nationals +125 / Philadelphia Phillies -135 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals face off on Wednesday at Nationals Park. On Tuesday the Nationals won both games of the doubleheader.
The Philadelphia Phillies are going to make the playoff race interesting, and not in a good way. The Phillies have some major issues and coming into this game they have lost four games a row. This is a bullpen that has had issues and in the second game on Tuesday, they were beaten because their bullpen blew the game. Bryce Harper is also dealing with a back injury and he didn’t look right on Tuesday. IN this game they need a good start so they don’t have to rely on the bullpen.
On the other side of this matchup is the Nationals who won’t be making the playoffs but they hope to finish the season strong. Coming into this game the Nationals have won four games in a row and the first game of this winning streak they put up 15 runs. In the last game the Nationals were paced by Juan Soto who hit another home run. In this game if the Nationals fall behind early they can’t become frustrated because they are going to get a shot at the Phillies bullpen.
Zach Eflin will get the start for the Phillies and coming into this game he sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 4.28.
Erick Fedde will get the start for the Nationals and coming into this game he sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 4.36.
The over is 8-3 in the Phillies last 11 games as a favorite. The PHillies are 12-5 in their last 17 games as a favorite. The over is 24-11-2 in the Nationals last 37 games played on grass. The under is 12-4-3 in the last 18 meetings between the Nationals and Phillies.
There is no way to trust the Phillies after how they looked on Tuesday and in this game, expect the Bullpen to have struggles again. Look for the Nationals to run up the score and they will do enough to come away with the victory.