Monday, September 14, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann (12-8) vs. Aaron Nola (6-2)
The Washington Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday at Citizens Bank Park. Jordan Zimmermann is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Aaron Nola of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -172 and Philadelphia at +162. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals have a 75-59 over/under record and a 61-80 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Phillies have a 77-54 over/under record and a 69-74 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this matchup with a 71-70 record, including 30-41 on the road. Jordan Zimmermann has a 12-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.32 and a 1.19 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 14-10 over his 178.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 179 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-12. He is getting 4.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 391 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.65. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 372 times and walking 124 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.21 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77.
As a team, Washington is batting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .404. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.46 hits per game and Bryce Harper leads the team with 152.
With a 32-39 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 55-88 overall mark. Aaron Nola has a record of 6-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.56 on the year with a 1.14 WHIP. In his starts, the Phillies are 7-3 and he has allowed 54 hits over 60.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-3. He is getting 5.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 492 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.88. Teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 459 times and walking 198 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 10.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .303, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .382. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.57 hits per game and Ben Revere leads the team with 159.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .984 with 80 total errors, 1,328 assists and 3,728 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .981 team fielding percentage while committing 98 errors, accumulating 1,376 assists and compiling 3,789 put outs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 75-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 61-80 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 77-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 69-74 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/15 RF Bryce Harper Undisclosed left last game, "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
09/13/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
09/12/15 1B Clint Robinson Personal out indefinitely
09/12/15 P Drew Storen Thumb out indefinitely
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
09/03/15 RF Domonic Brown Concussion out indefinitely
09/01/15 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/31), out for season
08/28/15 P Elvis Araujo Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/28), out for season
08/19/15 3B Maikel Franco Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/12)
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/19), out for season
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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