Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-132) Washington (+105)
Nationals Park is the venue where Paolo Espino and the Washington Nationals (48-56, 4th in NL East) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (51-53, 3rd in NL East) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Phillies coming in at -132 and the Nationals are at +105. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Matt Moore and Paolo Espino.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 4.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 14th in the league. They have racked up 463 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Phillies have hit 163 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 120 balls out of the park. They have tallied 442 RBI's and 819 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate sits at .239. Philadelphia is slugging .399 and have been called out on strikes 944 times, while being walked on 369 occasions.
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The Phillies have an earned run average of 4.49 so far this year (18th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 942 batters. They have walked 325 batters and their FIP is 4.23 as a unit on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.90 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. Phillies pitchers have surrendered 134 home runs and 494 runs (19th in MLB).
Phillies bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 89 times as well as having 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 41 holds over the course of the season (28th in MLB). The Phillies bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 91 save situations. They have recorded 23 saves this season and have missed out on 23 of 46 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 129 runners this season and 45.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Phillies have dispatched 327 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a total of 2,716 putouts so far this season, in addition to 930 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 21st in baseball, and have earned 676 double plays. The Phillies have turned 67.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,148 innings, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball.
Moore has taken the mound for 940 innings and has 846 punch outs in his MLB career. Moore (54-59 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.41 while he has faced 4,109 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.60 (481 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.414. He has given up 939 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 391 walks.
The Washington Nationals have earned an OBP of .330 in addition to a batting average of .258 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 846 occasions (26th in baseball) and have a total of 882 hits. Washington has tallied 119 home runs for the year to go along with 434 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a slugging percentage of .419 and they score 4.37 runs per contest (16th in MLB). They have hit 166 doubles, while taking a walk 321 times and racking up 454 runs.
The Washington pitching staff have allowed 482 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.38 (434 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 142 home runs and they surrender 4.87 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.295 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.53 as a team this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 (870 strikeouts against 330 walks). They come in at 14th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 824.
Sitting with 101 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 57 holds and 17 blown saves. Washington has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 42 save opportunities and they have earned 25 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 101 times in high leverage situations and also on 90 occasions with runners on. Washington bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.6% of 132 inherited base runners. They sit at 17th in the league holding a save rate of 59.5%, and they have dispatched 350 relievers to the mound for the year.
In their 8,019 innings on the field, the Nationals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (10th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have twisted 74 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (24th in MLB). The Nationals have recorded 872 assists, 62 errors and have accounted for 2,673 putouts during this campaign.
Espino (2-2 mark in his career) holds a 4.08 earned run average and has surrendered 8.4 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.05 and he has faced 361 batters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 39 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.186 and having a FIP of 5.0. During his MLB career, Espino has allowed 80 hits while he has tallied 67 punch outs in 86 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-132)
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