Nola scheduled to start for Philadelphia against Washington
Philadelphia; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
The Phillies are 24-23 against NL East teams. Philadelphia has hit 115 home runs as a team this season. Jay Bruce leads the club with 24, averaging one every 11.3 at-bats.
The Nationals are 26-17 against NL East Division opponents. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .324 is fourth in the National League. Juan Soto leads the team with an OBP of .400. The Nationals won the last meeting 4-0. Stephen Strasburg notched his 11th victory and Victor Robles went 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Washington. Nick Pivetta took his fourth loss for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 4-6, .272 batting average, 5.61 ERA, outscored by six runs
Nationals: 8-2, .262 batting average, 1.98 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 60-day IL (elbow), Juan Nicasio: 10-day IL (groin), Pat Neshek: 60-day IL (hamstring), Jerad Eickhoff: 10-day IL (biceps), Seranthony Dominguez: 10-day IL (elbow), Jake Arrieta: day-to-day (elbow), Victor Arano: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew McCutchen: 60-day IL (knee).
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jonny Venters: 10-day IL (shoulder), Max Scherzer: day-to-day (back), Justin Miller: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 60-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm).