Wednesday MLB BEST Bet *5 Straight Winners!*
Washington Nationals (12-20) at Philadelphia Phillies (15-15)
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 7:05 pm
*3 Star Play on Nationals ML* The Washington Nationals have Max Scherzer on the mound here. With Scherzer on the mound, and laying such a short price, I have to back the road team here.
Washington is first in the majors in weighted on base average on the road. The Nationals are coming off getting shut out by Aaron Nola yesterday. While Zack Wheeler is a solid pitcher, he doesn't have the stuff Nola does.
Scherzer went through a bad stretch a couple games ago, but he was at his best in his last game with his control and his velocity. He threw 6 innings and allowed one run against Boston in his last start. He walked none and struck out 11 in that game.
The Nationals bullpen isn't a great one, but it is better than the Phillies. Philadelphia has the worst bullpen ERA in all of baseball. Even if the Phillies do have the lead earlier in the game, it isn't safe at all.
Take Washington here.