Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 10/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The Philadelphia Phillies (83-72) are headed to Nationals Park on Saturday where they will compete against the Washington Nationals (54-101). The men taking the mound will be Kyle Gibson and MacKenzie Gore.
The Phillies have hit 243 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 195 baseballs out of the stadium. Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of .422 and have struck out 1,299 times, while taking a walk on 457 occasions. As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 7th in MLB. They have 691 runs batted in in addition to 1,337 hits on the year, while their batting average is at .254. They have accumulated 717 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317.
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Phillies pitchers have allowed 143 long balls and also 655 total runs (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 445 opposing players and their FIP is 3.60 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Phillies hold a team earned run average of 3.94 this season (16th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,367 hitters.
The Phillies have sent 499 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 188 base runners so far this year and 33.0% of those players crossed home plate. They have accumulated 40 saves on the campaign and have blown 18 of 58 save opportunities. The Phillies relievers have recorded a save percentage of 69.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 144 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 85 holds so far this season (12th in baseball). Phillies relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 126 times as well as having 147 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have converted 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,342 innings on the field, which ranks them 22nd in professional baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a total of 4,114 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,346 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which is 4th in MLB, and have accumulated 121 double plays.
Gibson has thrown 1,498 frames and has tallied 1,195 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 4.49 (748 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.384. He has given up 1,541 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) with 532 walks. Gibson (89-90 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.28 while he has gone up against 6,439 batters during his time in the majors.
The Nationals hold a slugging percentage of .378 and they are scoring 3.75 runs per outing (26th in the league). They have recorded 240 doubles, while walking 427 times as well as notching 582 runs. Washington has tallied 131 home runs on the season to go along with 558 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,157 occasions (28th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,297 base hits. The Washington Nationals have compiled an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .249 this season.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.427 in addition to having a FIP of 4.94 as a staff this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.19 (1,169 strikeouts vs 534 walks). They are currently ranked 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,399. They have relinquished 230 homers and they allow 5.38 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 809 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.94 (743 earned runs conceded).
Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.9% of 235 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 128 times in high leverage situations and on 147 occasions with runners on base. With 104 save situations, the Nationals have earned 58 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They rank 18th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 564 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season. Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 45 save opportunities and they have earned 28 saves.
The Washington Nationals have gotten 123 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in pro baseball). The Nationals have recorded 1,358 assists, 101 errors and have a tally of 4,064 putouts during this campaign. In 12,192 innings on the diamond, the Nationals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Gore has given up 66 hits and he has 72 K's in 70 innings. He has given up a total of 35 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.471 and having a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 and he has gone up against 309 opposing batters in his MLB career. Gore (4-4 record in his career) has earned a 4.50 ERA and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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