Nationals vs Phillies Prediction - MLB Picks 8/9/23

Philadelphia Phillies (62-51) vs Washington Nationals (49-64)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Michael Lorenzen (6-7) (3.48) vs MacKenzie Gore (6-8) (4.34)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -170 / Washington Nationals +156 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Citizens Bank Park. The two teams have split the first two games of this series. 

Nationals Finally Showing Life?

The Nationals are finally showing some life, and heading into Tuesday’s doubleheader they had won four games in a row. During the four games the Nationals offense gave up 11 runs total, and if the pitching is going to find success in this game, they are going to find success again here. On the mound for the Nationals will be Mackenzie Gore who sits with a 6-8 record and an ERA of 4.34. In his last start against the Brewers he went six innings giving up three hits and two runs. The Nationals are averaging 4.35 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.09 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th while the pitching is ranked 27th. 

Phillies Gearing Up for the Playoffs

The Phillies have won three of four games heading into Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Nationals. In the last two wins the Phillies scored 17 runs and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. On Sunday the Phillies had eight runs and 12 hits. The Phillies stats are pretty middle of the road and they are both ranked 14th in baseball. The offense is averaging 4.56 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.41 runs per game. Getting the start for the Phillies will be Michael Lorenzen who sits with a 6-7 record and an ERA of 3.48. In his last start against the Marlins he went eight innings and gave up two runs.

Shane’s Free Pick

This is going to be a lower scoring game here. In Lorenzen’s last start he gave up two runs and he’s going to lockdown in this game. Gore also looked better in the last start and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. Both of these offenses are going to struggle to get anything going here, and the under is going to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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