MUNTRADAMUS MLB PICK:
Now It’s Werth It
BEAST DOME NATION.
You have heard me say it once, you will hear me say it again. Cole Hamels is going to have a HUGE BUST season. While Cole did pitch very nice 5 days ago against the Nationals giving up 1 ER over 7 INN as well as striking out 5. I am not a believer lightning will strike twice.
Let us state the obvious. The Phillies have a horrible team. Losing Jimmy Rollins was big, Chase Utley still has a little left in the tank, while Ryan Howard moves as slow as a tank. Doug Fister has always been good at pitching strong enough for his team to win in the end. Last time he pitched against the Phillies he threw a shutout over 6.1 INN allowing 6 hits, but only 1 strikeout. Still on the Vegas side of things, those strikeouts do not matter.
On the other end you have a Washington Nationals team that is getting healthier. Still without Anthony Rendon, the Nationals did add Jayson Werth who was not playing the first time these two teams met when Hamels was on the mound. Jayson Werth is the perfect type of hitter to go against a soft lefty like Cole Hamels who can easily change the complexion of the game with his power bat. When the complexion of the game changes, the momentum of a pitcher changes. Last time Cole had the Nats Powers Bats sitting down; Bryce Harper/Ryan Zimmermann/Ian Desmond/Wilson Ramos all game long (Combined 1-16).
Look for things to change this time around, especially with the game in Washington. As well as the potential of Jayson Werth to break this game open.
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