Nationals @ Phillies: Corbin, Nola face off in key NL East matchup
Nationals @ Phillies MLB odds spreads and predictions
The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies will play in the second game of their series on Saturday night.
Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg allowed no runs and struck out six batters over six innings pitched in a 4-0 shutout victory over the Phillies on Friday night.
Centerfielder Victor Robles went 1-for-4 at the plate, which included a two-run single scoring Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman in the second inning.
Zimmerman had a sacrifice fly in the third, and Robles had a sac fly in the top of the ninth to make up all of the scoring for the Nationals in this game.
When is it? Saturday July 13th
What time is first pitch? 7:15 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Citizens Bank Park
Which channel is it on? FOX
Nick Pivetta took the mound for the Phillies on Friday night.
He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out two batters over five innings of work for the Phillies in the loss.
Philadelphia couldn't get much going on offense. Third baseman Maikel Franco went 3-for-4 at the plate. As a team, the Phillies struck out 10 times on the night.
Nationals @ Phillies Run Line
The Washington Nationals are giving the Phillies 1.5 runs in this baseball game.
I like Washington to stay hot in this one. The second-place Nats are on a roll.
The Nationals have won 16 of 20 games and they went 1.5 games ahead of the Phillies, who are 14-22 since May 29 when they held a 3.5-game lead in the National League East.
Roll with Washington here.
Nationals @ Phillies Over/Under
The over/under in this matchup is set at 7.5 total runs.
My final score prediction: Washington Nationals 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2.
Take the under in this one.
Where the game will be won or lost
On Saturday night, the Nationals will roll with left-hander Patrick Corbin.
Corbin has a 7-5 record with a 3.34 so far this season for the Nationals. He is 4-2 in seven career starts against the Phillies.
Opposing him will be Philadelphia's Aaron Nola.
Nola is currently 8-2 with a 3.74 ERA this year. He is 4-5 in 17 career starts against the Nationals.
Look for this matchup to be a pitcher's duel. Which ever team manages to scratch out a few runs, may ultimately come away with the win.