Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies
I know this big boy, his name is MAXY… Murder he wrote…
If there is one pithcer the Phillies DO NOT want to see on their opening day it is Max Scherzer. Scherzer has dominated the Phillies his entire career as he has posted a life time 2.14 ERA in 11 career starts going 7-1 in those outings. In addition, since Scherzer has joined the Nationals, he has posted a 1.78 ERA going 6-0 in 9 starts against the Phillies. The numbers say it all hear, HAMMER Scherzer. This is not only our Pick Of The Day, but we are laying to win 2 units here as well. The Phillies are straight up garbage, with no pitching to keep them in this game. Even if the Phillies decide to hit Scherzer up for a few runs for once, which would be a rare sighting, their line up will not be able to keep up the Nationals productive offense. The Phillies could not even hold their own against the Reds, they certainly won’t against the Nats with Scherzer on the mound.
Pick: Nationals ml -170 (2*)