Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati,
09/04/2019 18:40 EDT,
Score: 5 - 8
Money Line: -123 Philadelphia
*3 Star Play on Phillies ML* The Cincinnati Reds appear to have essentially packed up their tents for the season. Cincinnati played back to back double headers in St. Louis this past weekend, and their bullpen has been overused in a big way. The team had hopes of making the playoffs this year, but they have fallen short and they know that now.
The Philadelphia Phillies are right in the thick of the playoff race, and they have their ace on the mound in this one. Aaron Nola has been fantastic in recent months. Nola has a 2.21 ERA since June 25. Nola is allowing only 0.86 homers per nine innings during that time. He is consistently pitching deep into the game as well.
Trevor Bauer has been really bad of late. Bauer has a 9.17 ERA in his last seven starts. Bauer has a history of being at his worst late in the season. Bauer's worst ERA by month in his career is September. Additionally, Bauer has allowed a wOBA of .299 in the first half of the season in his career. He has allowed a significantly higher .332 wOBA in the second half of the season.
The Phillies are 39-19 in Nola's last 58 starts. They are 21-8 in his last 29 starts vs. a team with a losing record.