Monday, August 29, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Jake Thompson
The Washington Nationals head to Citizens Bank Park on Monday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Jake Thompson for the Phillies. The opening line for this game has Washington at +183 and Philadelphia at -193. The over/under is 10. The Nationals have a 64-58-7 over/under mark and a 66-63-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Phillies are 65-64-0 against the run line and have a 66-59-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 75-54 record, and they are 37-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 13-7 record with an ERA of 2.99 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 134 strikeouts during his 168.1 innings pitched and he has given up 146 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have allowed 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the pen while they've been struck out 380 times and walked 128 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.82 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.15 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.48. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 1,016 base hits and 452 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 375 batters and struck out 1,189. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.57.
As a team, Washington is hitting .257, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .260 average on the road. The Nationals have a .434 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.78 hits per contest. Wilson Ramos comes into this game hitting .312 and his on-base percentage is at .362. He has 124 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 68 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 31 times. Daniel Murphy is hitting .346 and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 159 hits so far while scoring 80 runs and he's driven in 98. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 50 times. The Nationals have 1,133 hits, including 219 doubles and 171 home runs. They've stolen 91 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 31 times. Washington has walked 446 times this season and they've struck out 985 times as a unit. They've left 894 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 628 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this game with a 30-33 home mark and a 59-70 overall record. With an ERA of 9.78, Jake Thompson has a 1-3 record and a 1.81 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 22 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.34. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 408 times and walking 155 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,179 base knocks and 587 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 357 hitters and struck out 1,056. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .228 average at home. The Phillies hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.07 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 125 hits this year along with 51 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 89 times and has walked on 41 occasions. Odubel Herrera is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 133 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 42. He has earned a walk 56 times and has punched out 105 times. The Phillies as a unit have 1,041 base hits, including 186 doubles and 132 homers. They have 72 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 34 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 326 times this year and they have struck out 1,049 times. They've had 819 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They score 3.75 runs per game and have totaled 484 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 64-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 66-63-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-59-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 65-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/23/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow 15-day DL (8/21)
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
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
07/26/16 2B Andres Blanco Finger 15-day DL (7/25)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies
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