15* NL East PLAY OF THE DAY on Washington Nationals +107
Washington vs. Philadelphia,
08/25/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 2 - 4
Money Line: +107 Washington
After back-to-back losses for the first time since July 31-August 1, which is a span of 24 games, the Washington Nationals get back on track Saturday with a victory in Game 3 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Gio Gonzalez has been simply dominant this season, going 16-6 with a 3.23 ERA and 1.161 WHIP over 25 starts. He's 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA in his last three starts, and 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 0.848 WHIP in two career starts against Philly, both of which have come this season.
Roy Halladay is having a down year for the Phillies, who really have nothing to play for right now. The right-hander is 7-7 with a 3.96 ERA in 2012. Halladay faced the Nationals once this season, giving up five earned runs over six innings of a 5-2 Washington victory.
The Nationals are 16-5 in their last 21 games following a loss. Washington is 5-0 in Gonzalez's last 5 starts as a road underdog. The Nationals are 10-1 in Gonzalez's last 11 road starts. The Phillies are 0-5 in Halladay's last 5 starts vs. National League East. These last three trends make for a combined 20-1 system backing Washington. Bet the Nationals Saturday.