Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes
How to Watch
Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
When: Tuesday, September 24th at 7:05 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): Phillies TV/Radio: Fox Sports Philadelphia, KCSP 610 AM. Nationals TV/Radio: MASN, WJFK/106.7 FM.
Philadelphia is six games back at the start of the week, needing a miracle to take the second wild card spot in the National League.
The Phillies are close to elimination with 0.2% chance to make the postseason and a <0.1% probability to take the World Series.
The Phillies are effectively dead in the playoff hunt to win the NL title at 150-1 and 300-1 to take the 2019 World Series.
The Nationals are four games up on the Chicago Cubs and essentially tied with Milwaukee for one of the two spots in the NL Wild Card game at the beginning of the final week of the season.
Washington has a 98.7% probability to make the postseason and a 10.4% chance to win the World Series title according to Baseball Reference.
The Nationals have 10-1 odds to win the NL and are 20-1 to take the World Series.
Phillies: Aaron Nola (12-6, 3.75 ERA)
Nola is wrapping up another solid season with his last start of 2019 against the Nationals.
- The Phillies’ ace has struck out 26 batters in 22 September innings.
- Nola has been terrible in September with a 6.14 ERA as he’s allowed 15 runs over 22 innings.
- Philadelphia has lost Nola’s last six starts heading into his final outing of the year.
Nationals: Max Scherzer (10-7, 2.81 ERA)
Despite missing close to six weeks of the season, Scherzer is still considered one of the top candidates for the NL Cy Young Award.
- In Scherzer’s last start, he went 6.2 innings, allowing five runs, while striking out 11 Cardinals batters in a 5-1 loss to St. Louis.
- The Nats’ righty has allowed four homers in his last four outings.
- Scherzer has struck out 33 batters this month over four starts.
Game Odds: Phillies vs Nationals
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The Phillies are putting together their fourth straight mediocre month, winning 10 of their first 19 games while hitting .237 in September.
- OF Bryce Harper is 1 for 4 versus his former teammate with a double and two strikeouts.
- OF Jay Bruce is 7 for 22 against Nats’ ace with two homers and three RBI.
- 1B Rhys Hoskins is a whopping 0 for 17 against power right-hander with 10 strikeouts and one walk.
The Nationals have not played well in September as they are below .500 in win-loss record but are scoring slightly over five runs per game during the season’s final month.
- OF Juan Soto is 4 for 18 against Nola with one homer and five walks.
- SS Trea Turner is 4 for 25 against the righty with ten strikeouts.
- 3B Anthony Rendon is 13 for 37 versus Nola with two homers and four RBI.
- OF Corey Dickerson moved to the 60-day IL with a broken left foot and his season is effectively over.
- OF Roman Quinn continues to stay on the 10-day IL with a strained groin.
- SP Jared Eickhoff has been moved to the 60-day IL after blisters continue to develop on his throwing hand.
- C Kurt Suzuki has returned to the lineup after dealing with inflammation in his right elbow.
- SP Joe Ross’ forearm soreness has him sidelined and out of the Nats’ rotation.
- 1B Matt Adams is nursing a sprained AC joint that has forced him to miss a few games.