Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The Philadelphia Phillies (31-31) are traveling to Nationals Park on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Washington Nationals (23-41). The pitchers who are expected to start are Zack Wheeler and Patrick Corbin.
As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are earning 4.9 runs/g, which is 5th in the league. They have tallied 301 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .320. The Phillies have recorded 106 doubles as a squad and have hit 80 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 287 RBI's and 532 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .252. Philadelphia has a slugging % of .426 and have been called out on strikes 542 times, while drawing a walk on 197 occasions.
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The Phillies hold a team ERA of 3.96 on the year (18th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 561 hitters. They have walked 198 batters and their FIP sits at 3.62 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.83 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Phillies pitchers have relinquished 54 home runs in addition to 274 total runs (20th in the league).
The Phillies bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 65.0% and has entered the game in 55 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 106 runners for the year with 36.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. Phillies relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 68 times in addition to having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have sent 212 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have a total of 34 holds so far this season (15th in MLB). They have earned 13 saves this season and have blown 7 of 20 save opportunities.
The Phillies have converted 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,968 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 25th in professional baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have amassed 1,656 putouts thus far, as well as 542 assists and 38 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 19th in professional baseball, and have 46 double plays.
Wheeler (67-53 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.37 while he has faced 4,577 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 990 base hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 347 walks. His earned run average is 3.47 (423 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.219. Wheeler has taken the hill for 1,097 innings and has tallied 1,101 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Washington Nationals hold an on-base percentage of .321 in addition to a batting average of .257 on the season. They have struck out on 463 occasions (26th in baseball) and have a total of 556 base hits. Washington has recorded 50 long balls this year as well as 254 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a team SLG% of .380 and they are earning 4.16 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have recorded 105 doubles, while taking a walk 193 times and putting up 266 runs.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.512 in addition to having a FIP of 4.84 as a team on the campaign. They rank 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 608. The Washington pitching staff have given up 362 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.46 (339 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.06 (488 strikeouts vs 237 free passes). They have conceded 86 homers and they concede 5.83 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Washington has had relief pitchers take the mound in 14 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves. They are ranked 16th in baseball with a save rate of 64.3%, and they have sent 240 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 38 times in high leverage situations in addition to 66 occasions with runners on. Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.8% of 112 inherited runners. Sitting with 39 save situations, the Nationals have compiled 25 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 48 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (24th in MLB). The Nationals have accrued 580 assists, 43 errors and have earned 1,677 putouts so far this season. In their 5,031 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 66.9% (29th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Corbin has conceded 1,479 base knocks while he has totaled 1,393 strikeouts in 1,451 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 678 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.326 and a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 3.13 and he has faced 6,193 batters thus far in his career. Corbin (84-92 career mark) is the owner of a 4.20 earned run average and has conceded 9.2 hits per nine innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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