Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/30/2023 – The Washington Nationals are heading to Citizens Bank Park to take on the Philadelphia Phillies (42-37) in an intense three-game series starting Friday night. The Nationals (32-48) are on fire, winning four out of their last five games and determined to climb up from the division cellar. Josiah Gray will take the mound for the Nationals, looking to dominate the Phillies’ lineup. On the other side, the Phillies will counter with Cristopher Sanchez. The Washington Nationals will be winning here per the best baseball betting lines.
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/30/2023
|When:||Friday, June 30, 6:05 PM EDT|
|Where:||Citizens Bank Park.|
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The Washington Nationals (32-48) are on fire, winning four out of their last five games and determined to climb their way out of the bottom of the division. On Wednesday, their starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (5-9) was in top form, tossing seven shutout frames and striking out a season-high nine batters, leading the Nationals to a magnificent 4-1 road victory against Seattle.
Despite a challenging season, Josiah Gray has been a beacon of hope for Washington. In his recent outing, he struck out six batters over five-plus shutout innings, contributing to a superb 2-0 road win against San Diego. Offensively, Washington has been producing solid numbers, averaging 4.16 runs per game and boasting a respectable .261 batting average, ranking them seventh in the league. Their on-base percentage of .319 ranks 17th, while their .395 slugging percentage places them 23rd in the league.
The Nationals struggle with their pitching.
Leading the charge at the plate is the consistent and powerful bat of Lane Thomas, who sports an impressive .298 batting average, 14 home runs, and 43 RBIs. On the flip side, the Nationals’ pitching has faced its fair share of challenges, allowing an average of 4.94 runs per game. Opponents hold a .267 batting average against them, ranking Washington 27th in the league. Their pitching staff’s ERA sits at 4.64 (26th), with a 1.46 WHIP (27th).
As the spotlight shines on Josiah Gray again, his previous performance showcased his brilliance, surrendering only four hits and no runs in 5.1 innings, leading to a stunning 2-0 victory over San Diego. The Nationals will undoubtedly rely on him to deliver a similar stellar effort in their quest for triumph.
Players to watch: Lane Thomas RF (GP 78, AB 312, R 56, H 93, 2B 21, 3B 2, HR 14, RBI 43, TB 160, BB 19, SO 87, SB 7, AVG 0.298, OBP 0.346, SLG 0.513, OPS 0.859, WAR 2.5, Joey Meneses DH (GP 74, AB 303, R 29, H 87, 2B 19, 3B 1, HR 2, RBI 39, TB 114, BB 18, SO 64, SB 0, AVG 0.287, OBP 0.326, SLG 0.376, OPS 0.702, WAR 0.
The Philadelphia Phillies are on fire, riding a sensational four-game winning streak and aiming to close the gap on the NL East division-leading Atlanta Braves, who currently hold a ten-game advantage. In their latest triumph, the Phillies took down the competition as outfielder Kyle Schwarber smashed his 21st home run of the season on the game’s very first pitch, propelling Philadelphia to a well-deserved 3-1 road victory against Chicago! Bryce Harper also contributed with a clutch two-run single as the Phillies improved their record to a solid 43-37.
Cristopher Sanchez (0-1, 4.05 ERA) is set to make his fourth season start. In his limited action, Sanchez has displayed promise, allowing just one home run and striking out 14 batters across 13-plus innings, sporting a commendable 1.05 WHIP.
The Phillies are currently riding a wave of success, winning four out of their last five games, and they’re determined to maintain their winning momentum by securing another victory, which would mark their fifth win in the last six games and their second consecutive triumph at home.
The Phillies bank on their offensive gameplay.
Offensively, Philadelphia has been producing consistently, averaging 4.43 runs per game. Their batting average of .257 ranks them 10th in the league, while their on-base percentage of .322 places them 15th. The Phillies’ slugging percentage stands strong at .415, positioning them at the 11th spot in the league. Nick Castellanos is leading the charge at the plate, which boasts an impressive .314 batting average and has driven in 49 runs for the Phillies. Meanwhile, Kyle Schwarber has been a force to be reckoned with, leading the team with 20 home runs.
Defensively, the Phillies’ pitching staff has been solid, surrendering an average of 4.54 runs per game. Opponents hold a .242 batting average against them, ranking Philadelphia 15th in the league. Their pitching staff’s ERA sits at 4.19 (16th), with a notable 1.26 WHIP, placing them ninth in the league.
Players to watch: Trea Turner SS (GP 78, AB 325, R 45, H 80, 2B 16, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 29, TB 124, BB 24, SO 81, SB 15, AVG 0.246, OBP 0.302, SLG 0.382, OPS 0.684, WAR 1.2, Nick Castellanos RF (GP 77, AB 303, R 47, H 95, 2B 24, 3B 1, HR 10, RBI 49, TB 151, BB 23, SO 83, SB 5, AVG 0.314, OBP 0.359, SLG 0.498, OPS 0.857, WAR 2.1
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Numbers
Over is 4-0 in Nationals’ last four during game 1 of a series.
Under is 8-0 in National’s last eight road games, the total was set at 6.5 or lower.
Over is 6-1 in National’s last seven games, with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Under is 6-1 in National’s last seven games, with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Over is 5-1 in National’s last 6 Friday games
Under is 4-0 in Phillies’ last four during game 1 of a series.
Under is 5-0 in Phillies’ last five games, with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Total Under is 7-1-2 in Phillies’ last ten home games.
Under is 6-1 in Phillies’ last seven games, with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Phillies are 5-1 in their last six games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Picks
Given his struggle in the previous start, Sanchez must bounce back with a stellar performance if the Phillies want to secure a victory in this game. But the Washington Nationals are working well as a unit and will win here, according to the latest baseball betting odds.
Score Prediction: Nationals 6, Phillies 3.