Preview: Phillies take the field vs the Nationals at 4:05 with the series on the line
The Phillies take the field today at 4:05, looking to win their 3-game set against the Washington Nationals. Bailey Falter (0-2, 4.88 ERA) gets the ball for the Phils, going up against Joan Adon (1-11, 6.97 ERA).
Kyle Schwarber continued to mash the baseball on Wednesday night, but even that, alongside another Aaron Nola gem wasn’t enough, as the Phils fell 3-2 to the Nats. Lackluster defense and 16 strikeouts led the way, as the Phillies now sit at 43-39 on the season.
Today’s afternoon game should be a win for the Phils, as long as the offense decides to wake up. Washington is set to throw a pitcher with 11 losses and a 6.97 ERA, who holds an 8.44 road ERA. Adon’s last start was back on 6/17 against the Phillies, where he allowed seven hits and four earned runs in 5 innings.
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Bailey Falter vs Joan Adon
Bailey Falter is 0-2 on the season with a 4.88 ERA, with a 1.42 WHIP in 24 innings. Falter has floated back and forth between the majors and minors but is in more of a consistent role now with Eflin and Suarez on the IL. Falter went four innings in his last start, allowing five hits and three earned runs. The Nationals have not won a game that Adon has pitched since April 19th, racking up 10 straight losses with him on the mound.
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Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Nationals||+1.5 (-128)||+144||O9.5 (-118)|
|Phillies||-1.5 (+106)||-172||U9.5 (-104)|
Phillies Starting Lineup
Lineup Notes: The powder blues are back. Vierling gets the nod at third, and Moniak plays center. Darick Hall is the DH.
The Phillies need to absolutely destroy Adon today, and I think that’s exactly what they do. Hoskins HR, Schwarber HR, Hall HR. Phils win 9-3.
- The Phillies bullpen has been the best in the league over the last two weeks
- 3 Phillies prospects move up in MLB Pipeline’s recent Top 100
- Rhys Hoskins earns NL Player of the Week
- Kyle Schwarber is making MLB history
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