1:05 pm
September 30

Phillies @ Nationals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Philadelphia Phillies (83-72)

@ Washington Nationals (54-101)


Starting Pitchers:

Falter (PHI): 5-4; 4.21 ERA

Fedde (WSH) 6-11; 5.34 ERA


Current odds:

Philadelphia Phillies: (-182)

Washington Nationals: (+154)


• The starting line-up for the Phillies for Game 1 is as follows:

• The starting line-up for the Nationals for Game 1 is as follows:

• The remnants of Hurricane Ian that are forecasted to bring inclement weather to the Washington, D.C. area changed the schedule of the Washington Nationals’ four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend. The teams will open the series with a doubleheader on Friday, with the first game starting at 1:05 p.m. ET, after a doubleheader was originally planned for Saturday. They will play Friday’s scheduled game at 7:05 p.m., with Saturday’s lone game set for 1:05 p.m. and Sunday’s finale scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

• The Phillies (83-72), who are locked in a tight race with the Milwaukee Brewers for the final National League wild-card spot, have defeated the Nationals (54-101) eight straight times and in 13 of their 15 meetings this year. Philadelphia, however, has lost five straight games and 10 of its past 13 after falling 2-0 to the host Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

• The Nationals will finish in last place in the NL East for the third straight year since winning the World Series in 2019. Washington, which has dropped seven of its past 10 games, is mired in its first 100-loss season since going 59-103 in 2009.

• On Friday afternoon, the Phillies will start right-hander Bailey Falter (5-4, 4.21 ERA), who allowed six runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and no walks in 3 2/3 innings in a 6-3 loss to the visiting Braves Saturday.

• Falter has allowed five runs on 11 hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks over a combined nine innings in his two starts against the Nationals this season, which both resulted in Philadelphia wins although Falter got a no-decision each time.

• Right-hander Erick Fedde (6-11, 5.34 ERA) will start for Washington. He allowed four runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 5 2/3 innings during a 4-1 loss to the Miami Marlins Saturday.

• He’s 2-6 with a 6.19 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 26 walks in 12 appearances (11 starts) against the Phillies in his career. In his lone start against Philadelphia this year, Fedde allowed four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings of an 8-5 loss on Sept. 10.

StreakSmarter Pick
Philadelphia Phillies