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Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - 5/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (22-17) at Washington Nationals (22-17)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

N Eovaldi (3-1) (4.14) vs. G Gonzalez (3-2) (4.25)

The Line: Washington Nationals -140 / New York Yankees +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, YES

The New York Yankees visit the nation’s capital looking to cool off the Washington Nationals.

The New York Yankees might be leading the American League East but they can’t afford a losing streak of any length and need to bounce back each time a loss is suffered. The Yankees need a bounce back after a 6-0 defeat at Kansas City on Sunday. Lefty Chris Capuano struggled in his first outing off of the disabled list with four runs given up on four hits and a pair of walks over just three frames to fall to 0-1. The Bronx Bombers totaled six hits and walked twice with Case Headley going 2-4 while Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran doubled. Nathan Eovaldi opposes the Nationals for the first time in a Yankees uniform on Tuesday. Eovaldi is coming off of a 4-2loss at Tampa Bay with all four runs plated on six hits and a pair of BB in 7.1 frames. 

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - 5/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals have been penciled in as the favorite in the National League East and are beginning to look like it after a so, so start to 2015. The Nationals bats continued their torrid pace with a 10-5 rout of San Diego on the road Sunday. Starter Stephen Strasburg wasn’t at his best with three runs allowed on five hits and a walk but that was good enough to get the win. The Nats put together a ten hit, six walk attack that saw Bryce Harper go 3-4 with a homer and four RBI’s and three runs while Danny Espinosa went deep and knocked in three. Tyler Moore drove in a pair with Ian Desmond and Yunel Escobar scoring two times each. Left hander Gio Gonzalez faces the Yankees in the series opener on Tuesday night. Gonzalez received a no decision in a 9-6 win at Arizona where he was charged with five runs on nine hits and two BB in five innings.

New York are 3-9 in their last 12 Tuesday games and are 14-5 in their last 19 games on grass while the under is 8-3-2 in the Yankees last 13 on grass. Washington are 9-2 in their last 11 overall and  are 9-2 in their last 11 games on grass while the over is 16-5 in their last 21 games following a win. The Yankees are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Washington. Historically Eovaldi has thrown well against Washington and Gonzalez has been bad versus New York. Any bet here would be based on the Nats offense…

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Washington -140

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