Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Nationals Park.
Betting odds: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies
- Over/Under: 7.5
- First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET
- Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.04 ERA) vs. Aaron Nola (16-4, 2.29 ERA)
Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Betting Record: 93-63-4, +23.45 units
Yesterday’s Result: Rangers-Angels Over 9, Sampson vs. Johnson (loss)
*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit
The Phillies appeared to be legitimate contenders in the National League East throughout the season, but it looks like they are finally coming apart at the end of it. Philadelphia is 2-7 in September entering Wednesday, which has left them six games out of a potential playoff spot.
Can they start to snap out of it? I don’t see it happening on this night — at least not with the re-emerging Strasburg on the hill.
Save for one start, Strasburg spent the majority of the summer on the disabled list, only coming back for good on Aug. 22, when he took on, coincidentally, these same Phillies.