SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals meet Thursday in MLB action at Nationals Park. The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Washington Nationals look to snap a 4-game losing streak.
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Phillies have won 8 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryce Harper leads the Phillies with 70 hits and 46 RBI, while Nick Castellanos and Rhys Hoskins have combined for 120 hits and 67 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 2.84 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 8-14 with a 4.59 ERA and 134 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Nationals with 72 hits and 16 RBI, while Josh Bell and Maikel Franco have combined for 130 hits and 66 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 3-8 with a 6.65 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 6-5 with a 3.83 ERA and 85 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 9-21 in their last 30 vs. National League East and 11-2 in their last 13 overall. The Nationals are 17-41 in their last 58 home games and 39-82 in their last 121 overall. The over is 16-6 in Phillies last 22 overall. The over is 5-1 in Nationals last 6 overall. The Phillies are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Washington and 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.
Zack Wheeler has allowed 36 hits and 8 earned runs in his last 44.2 innings, while Patrick Corbin has given up 30 earned runs in his last 46.2 innings. Corbin has been fade material these last few years, and the Nats have lost 10 of the 13 games he’s pitched this season. I just can’t make a case for the Nationals in this spot. Give me the Phillies and the RL for max betting value.