The MLB is back in action within the National League East this afternoon as the Philadelphia Phillies will visit the Nationals Park in Washington, D.C to face the Washington Nationals in game three of their three-game set. The Phillies were able to defy the odds as they won game two of series. The Nationals will aim to bounce back after they lost game two by a score of 3-1. The Phillies will give the nod to the experienced pitcher Jake Arrieta on the other side, the Nationals will start this game with Max Scherzer
Philadelphia Phillies Form
The Philadelphia Phillies started this season on a high, but their recent form has not been good as they have now lost five of their last eight games after falling 7-3 to the Nationals in game one of this series. However, they have pulled one back as they won game two with a score of 3-1. The Phillies away form this season has some interesting stats as they have averaged 3.87 runs per game and they have a 4.26 ERA in the away games so far this season.
On the offensive side of their game, the Phillies have a below average stats so far as they are placed on the 17th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.52 runs per game, while also ranking 24th in hitting at .234 and 24th in homers with a total of 29. On the mound, their stats are good so far as they head into this game on the 10th spot in the league in ERA at 3.73, while also being 8th in WHIP at 1.25 and 16th in K’s with 264.
Washington Nationals Form
The Washington Nationals did not have a good start to the season as they fall short of their initial expectations. However, it seems that their form is on the up as they are starting to play well The Nationals have now won 6 of their last 7 seven games. The loss in game two against the Phillies ended their run of 6 wins in a row. The Nationals have been solid at home as they have averaged 4.17 runs per game while having a 3.04 ERA so far this season.
On the offensive side of their game, the Nationals has been very solid as they head into this contest as the 7th team in the league in scoring, putting up 4.76 runs per game, while also ranking 14th in hitting at .245 and 7th in homers with 42. On the mound, they have been good as their stats placed them on the 9th spot in the league in ERA at 3.70, while also ranking 3rd in WHIP at 1.14 and 3rd in K’s with 321.
The Nationals were on a good run before the second game of this series and they will surely aim to bounce back at their home ground. The Nationals are really playing well and the loss on Saturday was just a bad day for them. And, even though the Phillies won the game on Saturday I will still pick the Nationals as Scherzer’s has a terrific record of 11-1 his last 12 starts against the Phillies. Go for the Nationals in final game of this series.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals today on 5/6/2018 is: Take the Washington Nationals -200 (money line bet)
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