Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals


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Today’s matchup is between the Philadelphia Phillies (27-26) and the Washington Nationals (20-32). The Phillies have won 3 of their last 5 games while the Nationals have won 2 of their last 5 games.

The Phillies are starting Aaron Nola (RHP), who is 5-3 in 10 starts, pitching a 2.92 ERA, 3.33 FIP, .259 wOBA, K% of 34.7%, BB% of 7.4%, 88.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.97 WHIP in 61.2 innings pitched.

The Nationals are starting Austin Voth (RHP), who is 0-5 in 9 starts with a 7.17 ERA, 6.90 FIP, .396 wOBA, K% of 18.8%, BB% of 9.7%, 89.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.65 WHIP in 37.2 innings pitched.

The Phillies are the 28th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Nationals are 22nd.

On the hitting side, the Phillies have a .339 wOBA and a .344 OBP. The Nationals have a .329 wOBA and a .334 OBP. The Phillies have 74 HRs this season while the Nationals have 58 HRs.

I like Aaron Nola heading into this one against opposing pitcher Austin Voth and the Nationals batting squad. Expect Austin Voth to struggle in this one against the Phillies.

  • Philadelphia are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Washington.
  • Philadelphia are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
  • Philadelphia are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games against Philadelphia.
  • Washington are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games at home.
  • Washington are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.