Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

When: Saturday, July 13th at 7:15 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Phillies TV/Radio: Fox Sports Philadelphia, KCSP 610 AM. Nationals TV/Radio: MASN, WJFK/106.7 FM.

Team Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies remain deep in the wild card hunt as Atlanta has taken over the lead in the NL East.

Philadelphia has a 23.4% chance of making the playoffs and a 0.4% to take the World Series title according to Baseball Reference.

The Phillies have dropped to 12-1 to win the National League and have fallen to 28-1 to win the World Series.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals have closed the gap on the Phillies and overtaken them by .5 game as the second half begins this weekend.

Washington has a 46.9% chance to reach the postseason in 2019 and a 2.0% chance to win the World Series title.

The Nationals have 10-1 odds to win the NL and dropped to 22-1 to take the World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Phillies: Jake Arrieta (8-7, 4.67 ERA)

Arrieta continues to struggle as the righty allowed five earned runs over 4.1 innings against the Mets on July 6th.

  • Away from Citizens Bank Park, Arrieta has posted a 4.81 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 58 innings.
  • Arrieta has given up 18 homers in his 18 starts in 2019.
  • Arrieta is allowing a .282 batting average to opposing hitters this year.

Nationals: Max Scherzer (0-0, 4.35 ERA)

Scherzer has allowed just five earned runs in his last seven starts, a streak that spans 52 innings.

  • In Scherzer’s last start, he went seven innings, allowing no runs, while striking out 11 batters.
  • The Nats’ righty has allowed three homers in his last nine outings.
  • Scherzer has struck out ten or more batters in six of his last seven starts.

Hitter Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies were 3-3 in their six games before the break, scoring 30 runs behind eight homers while hitting .278 as a team.

  • 1B Rhys Hoskins is a shocking 0 for 17 against Scherzer with 10 strikeouts.
  • OF Bryce Harper is 1 for 4 versus his old teammate with a double.
  • OF Jay Bruce is 7 for 22 against Scherzer with two homers and three RBI.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals continued their hot June streak, going 5-1 in the six July games before the All-Star break. Washington scored 26 runs in the six games with 24 extra-base hits.

  • 2B Brian Dozier is 5 for 11 against Arrieta with two homers and four RBI.
  • SS Trea Turner is 3 for 16 against the righty with one homer and one walk.
  • 3B Anthony Rendon is 4 for 17 versus Arrieta with four walks and two RBI.

Roster Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

  • SP Jared Eickhoff has biceps strain in his throwing arm and is on the 10-day IL.
  • RP Juan Nicasio has a strained groin and is on the 10-day IL.
  • OF Odubel Herrera is suspended for the remainder of the season by MLB after a domestic violence incident.

Washington Nationals

  • SP Jeremy Hellickson has right shoulder soreness and has been moved to the 60-day IL.
  • RP Justin Miller is on the 10-day IL with a strained rotator cuff.
  • RP Kyle Barraclough has radial nerve irritation and is recovering on the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Phillies vs Nationals

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on Phillies vs Nationals and other MLB games on 888Sport and BetStars

Moneyline

SportsbookWAS NationalsPHI PhilliesLink
888Sport NJ-108-112
BetStars NJ+100-118

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 10  Under 10Link
888Sport NJ-110-110
BetStars NJ-700+550

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Run Line

SportsbookWAS Nationals -1.5PHI Phillies +1.5Link
888Sport NJ

+145

-180
BetStars NJ+175-212 

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