Series Preview: Phillies return to CBP; Syndergaard makes his debut in the powder blues against the Nationals at 7:05
The Philadelphia Phillies have returned back to Citizens Bank Park and have a new face getting the start tonight at 7:05 EST.
The Fightins are coming off a huge win on Wednesday afternoon, as Nick Castellanos’ 2-run bomb in the 8th inning powered the team to a 3-1 win.
Noah Syndergaard, the newest acquisition for the Phillies, is set to make his Phillies debut tonight on Throwback Thursday. The Phillies are 56-48 coming into this game, sitting 8 games over .500. The Nationals are officially a dumpster fire for the rest of the year after completing one of the biggest trades in MLB History on Tuesday, sending Juan Soto and Josh Bell to San Diego for 5 top prospects. The Nats are 36-70 on the year, a whopping 34 games under .500.
The next 7 games are all winnable games for the Phillies. They have four lined up against the horrible Washington Nationals, followed by three against the Marlins, who are 9 games under .500. The team currently holds a half-game lead on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card race and can form a nice-sized lead if they keep winning baseball games, after going 7-3 in their last 10 games.
The Phils made a multitude of roster moves just moments ago, including the release of Didi Gregorius. Read the rest of the moves here.
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Series Pitching Matchups
- Thursday: Noah Syndergaard vs Pablo Espino
- Friday: Kyle Gibson vs Josiah Gray
- Saturday: Ranger Suarez vs Patrick Corbin
- Sunday: Aaron Nola vs Cory Abbott
Noah Syndergaard vs Pablo Espino
Noah Syndergaard makes his Phillies debut tonight, coming off a good start vs the Royals back on July 25th, where he allowed just one earned run and 6 hits in 5 and two-thirds innings. Syndergaard holds a 3.83 ERA on the year, with a 5-8 record, 64 Ks, and a 1.21 WHIP. He’ll face off against Pablo Espino, who is 0-3 on the year with a 3.78 ERA.
Game 1 Odds (FanDuel)
|Nationals||+1.5 (-102)||+194||O9 (-104)|
|Phillies||-1.5 (-118)||-235||U9 (-118)|
Noah Syndergaard shines in his debut, and the Phillies bats absolutely destroy Pablo Espino. Phils -1.5.
- Series Prediction: Phillies SWEEP
- Tonight’s Prediction: Phils win 9-2
- Series MVP: Jean Segura