The Washington nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies meet tonight from Philly in a NL East showdown. MLB odds are at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
At this point the Phillies playoff chances are fading and fading quickly. It has been a season largely filled with disappointment that had a glimmer of hope at the end, but now it seems as though their playoff chances are passing them by. They will send Tyler Cloyd to the mound tonight versus the Nationals, in limited action this season during the second half Cloyd has a record of 3-1.
The Nationals, and not the Phillies will be representing the NL East in the playoffs along with the Braves. Although they have clinched a playoff berth, the Nationals have yet to clinch the division title. They’re trying to hold off the fast charging Atlanta Braves and will look to their ace tonight in order to do that. The Nationals will start Gio Gonzalez who won his 20th game this last time out. He is a serious Cy Young contender and will look to solidify that standing tonight.
The Nationals still have a lot to play for because they want to avoid the dreaded play in game. We really like Gonzalez tonight as he will be motivated by his chances for the Cy Young. Give us the Nationals as a moneyline favorite at the best sports books.