Saturday, September 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff vs. Max Scherzer
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Nationals Park on Saturday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies and Max Scherzer for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia at +250 and Washington at -275. The over/under is 7.5. The Phillies have a 68-67-5 over/under mark and a 71-69-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Nationals are 70-70-0 against the run line and have a 67-66-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this game with a 63-77 record, and they are 33-38 on the road. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff has a 10-13 record with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 138 strikeouts during his 167.2 innings pitched and he has given up 166 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have allowed 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the pen while they've been struck out 438 times and walked 170 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 9.2 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.23 hitters per nine. They are 23rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.50. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 1,264 base hits and 619 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 383 batters and struck out 1,132. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team, Philadelphia is hitting .237, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Phillies have a .382 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .295 which is good for 30th in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.9 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .357. He has 133 hits this season along with 54 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He's struck out 97 times and has walked 49 times. Odubel Herrera is hitting .278 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 140 hits so far while scoring 71 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 59 times and has struck out 114 times. The Phillies have 1,100 hits, including 200 doubles and 137 home runs. They've stolen 78 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 38 times. Philadelphia has walked 352 times this season and they've struck out 1,146 times as a unit. They've left 873 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 510 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 41-27 home mark and a 82-58 overall record. With an ERA of 2.88, Max Scherzer has a 16-7 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 243 strikeouts over the 197 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 135 hits. He has allowed 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 415 times and walking 136 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.07 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,089 base knocks and 484 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 396 hitters and struck out 1,267. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Nationals hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.76 hits per contest. Wilson Ramos comes into this matchup batting .307 and he has an OBP of .356. He has 133 hits this year along with 54 runs scored and 73 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .345 and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 171 hits so far while he's scored 83 runs and drove in 100. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 55 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,221 base hits, including 232 doubles and 181 homers. They have 101 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 32 times. Washington as a team has walked 470 times this year and they have struck out 1,062 times. They've had 967 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They score 4.79 runs per game and have totaled 666 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-67-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 71-69-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 67-66-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 70-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/08/16 3B Maikel Franco Thumb "?" Friday vs. Washington Nationals
09/04/16 P Vincent Velasquez None out for season
08/17/16 P Aaron Nola Elbow 60-day DL (7/29); out for season
08/09/16 P Zach Eflin Knee 60-day DL (8/9); out for season
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
09/09/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow out indefinitely
09/09/16 C Pedro Severino Illness "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
09/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (7/3)
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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