Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals

Two National League East powerhouses face off as the Philadelphia Phillies battle the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Tuesday, June 18th. Will the Phillies hold onto their top spot in the East?

How to Watch

Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

When: Tuesday, June 18th at 7:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Phillies TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet, WIP 94.1 FM. Nationals TV/Radio: MASN, WJFK/106.7 FM.

Team Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies surrendered the NL East lead to Atlanta this weekend, but look to rebound with the series against the Nationals.

Philadelphia has a 41.9% probability to make the playoffs and a 0.7% chance to take the World Series crown according to Baseball Reference.

The Phillies have 13-2 odds to win the National League and are at 15-1 to take the World Series.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals continue to look up the standings at the Braves and the Phillies at the top of the NL East, 8.5 games back of Atlanta.

Washington has a 7.8% chance to reach the postseason in 2019 and a 0.4% chance to win the World Series title.

The Nationals have 17-1 odds to win the NL and dropped to 30-1 to take the World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Phillies: Zach Elfin (6-6, 2.81 ERA)

Elfin has been great in June, throwing 14.1 innings, allowing just three earned runs while striking out 15 over the two starts.

In his last start, Elfin threw eight innings and surrendered just two earned runs in his 2-0 loss to Arizona.

  • Elfin has struck out 31 hitters on the road over 37 innings this season.
  • On the road this year, Elfin has allowed a 3.58 ERA and a .267 batting average.
  • Elfin has only surrendered over three earned runs once this season.

Nationals: Erick Fedde (1-1, 3.68 ERA)

Fedde’s last start of the season was a downer, allowing five earned runs over six innings against Arizona.

On the year, Fedde has thrown 19 innings at home, striking out just 11 batters.

  • Fedde has a 4.12 ERA when pitching at home for the Nationals.
  • At Nationals Park, Fedde has surrendered just a .229 average to opposing hitters.
  • The Nationals starter has only 21 strikeouts in 36 innings.

Hitter Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies offense continues to sag on the road, posting just 4.56 runs away from Citizens Bank Park against the 5.16 runs per game they score at home.

Overall, the Phillies rank 16th in the MLB plating 4.87 runs per contest.

  • 3B Maikel Franco is 3 for 5 against Fedde with one double.
  • 2B Cesar Hernandez is 4 for 8 versus the Nationals’ starter with one double.
  • OF Rhys Hoskins is 1 for 7 against Fedde but that one hit was a two-run homer.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals are one of the rare teams that scores at home similarly to what they plate at home.

Washington ranks 15th overall in scoring, with 4.97 runs per game at home opposed to the 4.95 runs per contest on the road, for a 4.96 overall average.

  • OF Adam Eaton is 1 for 12 versus Elfin with three strikeouts.
  • OF Juan Soto is 4 for 10 against the Phillies’ righty with one double.
  • 3B Anthony Rendon is 4 for 10 with one double against Elfin in his career.

Roster Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

  • OF Andrew McCutchen had season-ending surgery on the ACL in his right knee.
  • OF rookie Adam Haseley, McCutchen’s replacement is now on the 10-day IL with a groin pull.
  • RP Seranthony Dominguez has an unfortunate UCL tear and is getting opinions before deciding on Tommy John surgery.

Washington Nationals

  • SP Jeremy Hellickson has right shoulder soreness and will soon start a throwing program to build back up to starting for Washington.
  • 1B Ryan Zimmerman is suffering from plantar fasciitis in his foot and is on the 10-day IL.
  • 1B Matt Adams has recovered from an oblique strain and is back in the lineup.

Game Odds

The odds will be updated as they are made available by the sportsbooks.

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