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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/30/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/30/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

Friday night’s game between the Washington Nationals (32-48) and Philadelphia Phillies (42-37) at Citizens Bank Park will pit NL East Division foes against one another. The Nationals (32-48) are attempting to leave the bottom of the standings after winning four of their last five games. On Wednesday, Washington defeated Seattle 4-1 on the road thanks to SP Patrick Corbin’s (5-9) seven scoreless innings and a season-high nine strikeouts.

Washington has a slugging percentage of.395 and has walked 203 times compared to 562 strikeouts. They collected 716 hits and 318 RBIs throughout the season, and their batting average was.261. The Nationals hit 64 home runs and collected 144 doubles as a team. They scored 333 runs and had a.319 team on-base percentage. The Washington Nationals are averaging 4.2 runs per game, ranking them 23rd in the league.

The Nationals’ staff has struck out 603 hitters this season, resulting in a team earned run average of 4.64, which ranks 26th in MLB. The Nationals’ pitchers allowed 395 runs overall and 107 long balls, ranking 26th in the league. They struck out 304 opponents’ players during the season, and their collective FIP was 4.93. Washington gave up 363 earned runs and 727 base hits (9.3 per nine innings). Their pitching staff’s combined WHIP is 1.46, and they have a K/BB ratio of 1.98.

For the year, the Nationals used 244 relief pitchers. This year, 116 runners have been left on the field by relief pitchers, and 32.8% of them have reached the plate. They had 21 saves for the season, but 16 of their 37 save chances were successful. The Nationals’ relievers have entered the game in 76 save situations and have a cumulative save percentage of 56.8%. The relievers finished the season with 39 holds, ranked 22nd in MLB. Seventy times there were runners on base when Nationals pitchers entered the game, and they had faced 81 high-stakes scenarios.

One of the few shining lights in a disappointing season for the Nationals has been righty Josiah Gray, 25 (5-6, 3.43 ERA). The last time he pitched, Gray defeated San Diego 2-0 on the road while striking out six batters over five scoreless innings.

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies 6/30/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

The Philadelphia Phillies are on a four-game winning run and are ten full games behind Atlanta, who is leading the NL East. Last night, Philadelphia defeated Chicago 3-1 thanks in part to a 21st home run of the season by Kyle Schwarber, who hit it on the game’s opening pitch. DH Bryce Harper added a two-run single for the Phillies, who climbed to 43-37 overall.

The Phillies’ southpaw Cristopher Sanchez, age 26 (0-1, 4.05 ERA), will make his fourth start of the year. Sanchez has pitched over 13 innings, giving up only one home run while striking out 14 batters and maintaining a respectable 1.05 WHIP.

The Phillies are gaining 4.43 runs per game, which ranks them 17th in baseball with a team SLG% of.417. They scored 350 runs, collected 247 free bases, and hit 144 two-baggers. Along with 334 RBIs, Philadelphia has hit 85 long balls this season. They now have 698 hits and are sitting with 722 strikeouts (9th in MLB). The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season with a team OBP of 0.322 and a batting average of 0.257.

Throughout the season, the Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.260 and a FIP of 3.89. With 642 total hits allowed, as a staff, they were ninth in baseball. The pitching staff for the Phillies finished the season with a 324 earned run surrender and a team ERA of 4.19. The team has a 9.40 K/BB ratio (729 strikeouts to 235 free passes). They allowed 4.64 runs per nine innings and 84 home runs, ranking them 17th in the league.

Philadelphia bullpen pitchers scored 38.8% of the 98 inherited base runners. They used bullpen pitchers 64 times with runners on base and 80 times in high-stakes situations. The Phillies recorded 67 save opportunities, 37 holds, and 8 missed saves. They used 265 bullpen pitchers throughout the season and had a save percentage of 73.3%, which placed them fourth in MLB. With 30 chances to rescue the game, Philadelphia leaned on bullpen pitchers who finished with 22 saves.

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB Pick for this contest is Philadelphia Phillies. OF Washington is on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury. Victor Robles can play on Saturday. Washington is 23rd in runs scored and 20th in OPS through 80 games. Philadelphia is ranked 19th in runs scored and 13th in OPS for the season. Take the Nationals for the away victory. Predicted final score: Washington Nationals win 6-3.

MLB Starting Time: 6:05 PM ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA

Date: Friday, June 30, 2023


MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -175

MLB Totals: 9.5


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