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The (31-21) Washington Nationals of the National League East Division will be in the “KEYSTONE STATE” for the finale of a three-game series. Washington play’s the (26-25) Philadelphia Phillies also of the NL East in 2016 Major League Baseball action.
The teams will play at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Game time is at 7:05 PM EST. On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Washington Nationals will compete for the National League Pennant. Anything less will be a disappointing season. Philadelphia is back on track after two subpar seasons. The Phillies are on the rise, but it will take another year.
The Opening Betting line has Philadelphia as a +175 Home Underdog. The Betting Odds Total is seven and a half runs for Wednesday’s game.
The Washington Nationals are on a two-game winning streak. Washington beat Philadelphia in come from behind fashion on “MEMORIAL DAY”. Game two of the series is on May 31st.
The “NATS” are having trouble with the Phillies this season dropping four of seven. Washington has a chance to move to .500 vs. Their divisional foe with a win Tuesday. Washington is on top in the NL East, one full game in front of the Mets.
The Nationals are 16-10 away from the “BELTWAY” so far this season and 19-13 vs. Divisional opponents. Sluggers Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper lead the team in hitting.
Starting pitcher and former number-one overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg is regaining his form. The San Diego State University alumni leads a lethal rotation with nine victories and ninety strikeouts.
Manager Dusty Baker was brought in to get the Nationals to the World Series.
Bovada list the Washington Nationals at +550 to win the 2016 National League Pennant.
The 2016 Philadelphia Phillies are third in the National League East, four and a half games out of first place.
Philadelphia got a strong performance from Jeremy Hellickson in the 4-3 Monday defeat. Hellickson allowed just a run before giving way to reliever Hector Neris, who gave up three runs in the top of the eighth inning.
Philadelphia gets a run in the bottom of the ninth, but it was not enough. The Phillies will stay in the “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE” through Wednesday, June 8th.
The Phillies will host Milwaukee and Chicago. The Phillies are the surprise team in the division, after finishing last in 2015 the team is competitive so far this season.
Center Fielder Odubel Herrera and Third Baseman Maikel Franco are the team leaders hitting the baseball.
Starting Pitcher Aaron Nola has a rotation best 2.86 earned run average with seventy strikeouts. Nola will be on the hill for game two on Tuesday, May 31st.
The Philadelphia Phillies are listed at 6,600 to win the 2016 World Series Championship.
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