WEALTHY WEDNESDAY MLB #2
Washington Nationals (12-21) at Philadelphia Phillies (16-15)
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 7:05 pm
We’re starting to see the Nationals from last year at this point, and that’s not a good thing considering the Nationals sat at 19-31 before starting to turn around their season on the way to the World Series. The Phillies are also in the same boat as last year, really failing to capitalize on the talent on their roster, but the lack of a complete starting rotation and a terrible bullpen’s failed them as well. As far as this game goes, Zack Wheeler goes for the Mets and he’s pitched well for his new team this season, but he’s also had serious issues in his career against Washington, posting a 5-10 record with an ERA over five and it’s not like it’s a large sample size spread out, he played for another team in the same division all those years so these Nationals know Wheeler fairly well. Max Scherzer goes for the Nats and we all know what Mad Max does when he’s on. I still wonder if Scherzer’s truly healthy, but we rarely get these prices with a pitcher of Scherzer’s caliber. And it doesn’t hurt that Scherzer’s got a career 11-3 record against Philadelphia. Give me Washington on the ML as my premium pick for this game.