BIG AL's MONDAY MLB ELITE INFO WINNER (15-5 RUN)!
Philadelphia Phillies (27-26) at Washington Nationals (20-32)
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm
At 6:05 pm, our selection is on the Philadelphia Phillies over the Washington Nationals. The free agent pool for starting pitchers wasn't all that deep at the end of last season and with Gerrit Cole out of reach, the Phillies decided to gamble on former Mets' RHP Zack Wheeler. Gamble is the right word too because $120 Million is quite a bit for a guy with a record barely over .500 and ERA around four runs, especially when he's already 30-years-old. But right now the Phils are looking pretty smart with their decision to lock up the former first round pick (Giants). In nine starts, Wheeler is 4-0 with a 2.62 ERA and 1.08 WHIP 58 1/3 innings. It certainly looks as if the Phillies are getting their money's worth so far. After back-to-back starts against his former team, Wheeler will get his second start of the season against the Nats. The first one was near flawless as Wheeler tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits in a 3-0 Phils victory. The Nats are 9-26 (-22 games on the moneyline) in their last 35 games vs. RH starters. Take Philly. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.