Start Time: June 29 2018, 7:05 PM
The Philadelphia Phillies notched a 4-3 victory in the opener of this four-game series Friday night to hand the Washington Nationals their 10th loss in 13 games. I think the Phillies will come through with another win here with Nick Pivetta on the mound.
Pivetta (4-6, 4.06 ERA) has allowed just four runs and recorded 20 strikeouts in his last two appearances (12 1/3 innings), and he limited Washington to two runs in five frames his last time out. He owns a solid 3.04 ERA home at Citizens Bank Park on the season compared to a 5.81 mark on the road.
The Nats turn to Erick Fedde (0-3, 5.32 ERA) who’s coming off the best outing of his brief major league career when he held the Phillies to three runs on eight hits last Saturday. Fedde has pitched at least five innings in all four of his 2018 starts with the Nationals but his 1.50 WHIP through 22 innings of work must be a concern.
Nationals are 0-6 in their last 6 road games. Phillies are 6-1 in Pivettas last 7 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Free pick on Philadelphia Phillies.
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