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    The Philadelphia Phillies hit the field as road favorites (-247) in the first game of the season against the Washington Nationals (+203) at Nationals Park on Sunday at 1:35 PM ET. Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler and Washington’s Patrick Corbin will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Phillies vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Phillies vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Phillies -247 7.5

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies averaged 1.1 home runs per game to rank 15th in MLB action with 198 total home runs last season.
    • The Phillies ranked 18th in the majors with a .240 batting average.
    • Last season the Phillies were the 13th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.5 runs per game (734 total).
    • The club struck out 8.7 times per game to rank 16th in the league.
    • The Phillies hit 103 home runs away from home last season (1.3 per game).
    • The Phillies slugged .404 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team averaged eight hits per game and batted .236 on the road last season.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Bryce Harper had 151 hits and an OBP of .429 last season.
    • Nicholas Castellanos hit 34 homers while driving in 100 runs.
    • Last season, Jean Segura finished with 14 home runs, 58 RBI and a batting average of .290 last season.
    • Kyle Schwarber slashed .266/.374/.554 and finished with an OPS of .928.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals’ 182 home runs ranked 21st in Major League Baseball.
    • The Nationals’ .258 batting average was among the best in baseball, ranking fourth in MLB.
    • The Nationals ranked 16th in the league with 724 total runs scored last season.
    • The Nationals ranked fourth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of eight whiffs per contest.
    • They hit 95 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 81 home contests last season.
    • They had a team slugging percentage of .431 in home games last season with 233 extra-base hits.
    • They averaged 8.5 base hits per game and hit .265 as a team at home last season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Nelson Cruz accumulated an on-base percentage of .334, a slugging percentage of .497, and had 136 hits last season.
    • Cesar Hernandez hit .232 with 21 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 59 walks.
    • Lane Thomas had 15 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 37 walks while hitting .235 last season.
    • Luis Garcia hit .242 with 18 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 11 walks.

    Phillies vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Wheeler Corbin
    25 GS 30
    11-7 W-L 6-18
    2.92 ERA 6.08
    148.0 IP 148.0
    34 BB 46
    156 SO 125

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