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Thursday 9* MLB RL Play

Thursday 9* MLB RL Play

Philadelphia vs. Washington, 06/05/2014 16:05 EDT, Score: 2 - 4

Point Spread: -1½/+120 Washington

Sportsbook: DSI

Result: Win

Washington Nationals -1.5

The Washington Nationals will go for the sweep on Thursday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies. I really like the pitching matchup in this one. Kyle Kendrick is a below average starter for the Phillies, and Doug Fister is a guy who should be great for the Nationals.

The Phillies are 1-7 in Kendrick’s last 8 starts at Philadelphia. Kendrick also has an ERA of almost six at Nationals Park in Washington DC. This is a pitcher’s park, but that hasn’t helped Kendrick against this Nationals lineup.

The Nationals have gotten a huge boost since Ryan Zimmerman returned to the lineup. For a very long time, the Nationals weren’t scoring many runs, but that has changed the last couple games. Zimmerman instantly becomes the team’s best hitter and it boosts everyone around him.

Philadelphia’s offense has been bad all year, and they are particularly bad against right-handed pitching. Though the Phillies are trying to avoid the sweep here, I don’t like their chances of having much success on the offensive side.

Washington should cruise to another victory just like the first two in this series. Quality value on the run line here.

Take Washington -1.5. Good Luck, Razor Ray.

Thursday 9* MLB RL Play

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