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    Trea Turner leads the Philadelphia Phillies (67-56) into a contest against the Washington Nationals (56-68) after his two-home run performance in a 12-3 win over the Nationals. The Phillies are favorites (-225) in this game against the underdog Nationals (+186), which starts at 7:10 PM ET on Sunday. Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler and Washington’s Trevor Williams pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Phillies vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 20, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field
    Phillies vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Phillies -225 9

    How Do I Watch the Phillies vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: ESPN

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies are 14th in MLB action with 147 total home runs.
    • Philadelphia has the seventh-best batting average in MLB (.257).
    • The Phillies are 10th in MLB with a .325 on-base percentage.
    • Philadelphia strikes out 9.1 times per game to rank 24th in MLB.
    • The Phillies average 1.2 homers per road game this season (76 total away from home).
    • Philadelphia is slugging .420 with 3.4 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .253 on the road this season.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Bryson Stott has 25 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 31 walks while hitting .296. He has an on-base percentage of .341 and a slugging percentage of .440.
    • He ranks 13th in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage, and 67th in slugging among qualifying hitters in baseball.
    • Kyle Schwarber is batting .183 with 13 doubles, a triple, 32 home runs and 92 walks. He’s slugging .432 with an on-base percentage of .327.
    • His batting average is 138th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 81st, and his slugging percentage 75th.
    • Schwarber has picked up at least one hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .176 with two home runs, five walks and five RBI.
    • Alec Bohm has collected 118 base hits, an OBP of .334 and a slugging percentage of .420 this season.
    • Bohm brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .208 with two RBI.
    • Nicholas Castellanos leads Philadelphia with 134 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .472.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 29th in Major League Baseball with just 113 home runs as a team.
    • Washington has a team batting average of .260 this season, which ranks fourth among MLB teams.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .320 this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.
    • Washington is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking second with an average of 7.1 strikeouts per game.
    • In 64 games at home this season, they’ve hit 54 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • Washington is slugging .408 in 64 home games this season.
    • In 64 home games this season, they have a batting average of .268 while averaging 9.0 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has accumulated an on-base percentage of .334, a slugging percentage of .480, and has 140 hits, all club-bests for the Nationals (while batting .287).
    • Including all the qualified players in MLB, he is 15th in batting average, 62nd in on-base percentage and 32nd in slugging percentage.
    • Joey Meneses has 29 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 32 walks while hitting .281. He’s slugging .418 with an on-base percentage of .327.
    • He ranks 23rd in batting average, 81st in on-base percentage and 93rd in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Keibert Ruiz is hitting .260 with 18 doubles, 15 home runs and 28 walks.
    • C.J. Abrams has 22 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 20 walks while batting .250.

    Phillies vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Zack Wheeler (PHI) Pitcher Trevor Williams (WSH)
    9 – 5 W/L 5 – 7
    144 IP 117.2
    3.56 ERA 5.20
    1.097 WHIP 1.521
    10.0 K/9 6.9
    1.8 BB/9 3.1

    Phillies vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Phillies: Brandon Marsh: 10 Day IL (Knee), Cristian Pache: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Ranger Suárez: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), José Alvarado: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Rhys Hoskins: 60 Day IL (Acl)
    • Nationals: Mason Thompson: 15 Day IL (Knee), Carl Edwards Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Thad Ward: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Rico Garcia: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), 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), MacKenzie Gore: day-to-day (Nail)

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

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