Monday, May 30, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The Washington Nationals visit Citizens Bank Park on Monday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -146 and Philadelphia at +136. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals have a 22-23-5 over/under record and a 25-25-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Phillies are 25-24-0 against the run line and have a 20-27-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this matchup with a 29-21 record, including 15-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 2.71 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 58 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he has given up 53 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen while being struck out 141 times and walking 42 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.28 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.01. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 375 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 469. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.39.
As a team, Washington is batting .242, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.12 hits per game. Bryce Harper comes into this game hitting .245 and his on-base percentage is at .420. He has 37 hits this season along with 31 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 37 times and has walked 48 times. Daniel Murphy is hitting .390 and he has an on-base percentage of .423. He has totaled 71 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 30. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 22 times. The Nationals have 406 hits, including 73 doubles and 61 home runs. They've stolen 26 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. Washington has walked 182 times this season and they've struck out 387 times as a unit. They've left 351 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 13-9 home record and a 26-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.97, Jeremy Hellickson has a 4-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 56.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 56 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 153 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 8.15 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 392 base knocks and 181 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 428. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .229 average at home. The Phillies hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.69 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .328 and he has an OBP of .435. He has 57 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Maikel Franco is hitting .257 and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 46 hits so far while he's scored 13 runs and drove in 28. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 34 times. The Phillies as a unit have 377 base hits, including 67 doubles and 36 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out 389 times. They've had 297 men left on base and have an OPS of .652. They score 3.22 runs per game and have totaled 158 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 22-23-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 25-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-27-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 25-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/28/16 P Matt Belisle Calf 15-day DL (4/27)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
05/29/16 1B Ryan Howard Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24); out for season
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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