***OFF PERFECT 7-0 SWEEP*** TUES. NL VIOLATOR!
Philadelphia vs. Washington,
04/02/2019 19:05 EDT,
Score: 8 - 2
Money Line: -179 Washington
I'm playing on WASHINGTON. Needless to say, this is a big game for both teams. Harper wants to make a successful return to Washington while the Nats are determined not to let him show them up. With Scherzer on the mound, I fully expect the home team to have the advantage. Note that the Nats are a dominant 14-2 the last 16 times that Scherzer faced Philadelphia. On the other hand, in Eflin's last two starts against Washington, he allowed 18 hits and 10 runs (7 earned) in just 8 2/3 combined innings. Not surprisingly, the Nats won both those games. Scherzer was excellent in his first start (2.35 ERA, 0.65 WHIP) with 12 K's in 7 2/3 innings. However, he got no support and was saddled with a loss. Expect that to change here, the Nats providing him with more runs, the Nats improving to 48-25 the past 2+ seasons, as favorites in the -175 to -250 range.