(MLB) Washington vs. Philadelphia, 08/04/2022 7:05 PM, Score: 4 - 5
Point Spread: -1.50 | -111.00 Philadelphia (Home)
Result: Push
The Washington Nationals are playing out the season after another fire sale at the deadline. They will open a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Paolo Espino will get the start for the Nationals while the Phillies will send newly acquired Noah Syndergaard. Espino is0-3 this season with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP this season. Against the Phillies this season, he has pitched 8.3 innings and allowed 7 runs, in his career he is 0-2 with a 6.33 ERA. Syndergaard is 5-8 this season with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He has conceded three or fewer runs in all but three starts this season. He has a 3.15 career ERA again the Nats. The Phillies lead the season series by a 6-2 margin. The Nationals have lost five out of their last seven games and have traded their best two hitters, Runs came at a premium before the trade and will be even harder to find for the Nationals. The Phillies have won six out of their last seven games. Espino posted a 5.82 ERA in July. Syndergaard should get more run support in Philadelphia as compared with what he got from the Angels.

Play on Philadelphia minus 1.5 runs. This is a 7* play.