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    The Philadelphia Phillies (43-38) host the Washington Nationals (33-48) at 4:05 PM ET on Saturday in a matchup featuring two of MLB’s most consistent hitters. Nicholas Castellanos has a batting average of .309 (seventh in the majors) for the favored Phillies (-208), and Lane Thomas is ninth in MLB play batting .302 this season for the underdog Nationals (+174). Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler and Washington’s MacKenzie Gore will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Phillies vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Saturday, July 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
    Phillies vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Phillies -208 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Phillies vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-PH

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies are 21st in MLB action with 86 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • Philadelphia is 11th in MLB with a .256 batting average.
    • The Phillies rank 14th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .321.
    • Philadelphia strikes out 9.1 times per game to rank 24th in the majors.
    • The Phillies have hit 34 home runs at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • Philadelphia is slugging .394 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .253 with 301 hits (8.4 per game) at home this season.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Castellanos leads Philadelphia with 96 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .489. He’s batting .309 with an on-base percentage of .353.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks seventh, his on-base percentage ranks 32nd, and he is 29th in slugging.
    • Kyle Schwarber is batting .184 with nine doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 57 walks. He’s slugging .437 with an on-base percentage of .325.
    • Among qualifying batters, he ranks 151st in batting average, 88th in on-base percentage and 73rd in slugging percentage.
    • Bryson Stott has collected 90 base hits, an OBP of .329 and a slugging percentage of .414 this season.
    • Trea Turner is batting .249 with a .304 OBP and 29 RBI for Philadelphia this season.
    • Turner heads into this game on a seven-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is batting .263 with a double, a home run, three walks and eight RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 65 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Washington ranks fifth in MLB with a .261 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .318 this season, which ranks 18th in the league.
    • No team has fewer strikeouts this season than Washington, which has struck out only 7.1 times per game on average.
    • They’ve hit 38 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 41 road contests this season.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .394 in away games this season with 115 extra-base hits.
    • In 41 road games this season, they have a batting average of .257 while averaging nine base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Thomas has put up an on-base percentage of .351, a slugging percentage of .514, and has 95 hits, all club-highs for the Nationals (while batting .302).
    • Including all qualified players in MLB, he is ninth in batting average, 36th in on-base percentage and 14th in slugging percentage.
    • Thomas hopes to build on a six-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .385 with two doubles, three home runs, two walks and eight RBI.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .263 with 26 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 27 walks. He’s slugging .468 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • Including all qualified players, his batting average puts him 66th, his on-base percentage ranks 65th, and he is 45th in slugging.
    • Luis Garcia is hitting .276 with 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 17 walks.
    • Keibert Ruiz is batting .236 with 10 doubles, nine home runs and 16 walks.

    Phillies vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Zack Wheeler (PHI) Pitcher MacKenzie Gore (WSH)
    6 – 4 W/L 4 – 6
    93.1 IP 85.2
    3.76 ERA 3.89
    1.168 WHIP 1.412
    10.2 K/9 10.9
    2.1 BB/9 3.8

    Phillies vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Phillies: Seranthony Domínguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Noah Song: 60 Day IL (Back), Rhys Hoskins: 60 Day IL (Acl)
    • Nationals: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carl Edwards Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Phillies and Nationals (Last 10 Games)

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