Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (42-40) at Washington Nationals (45-36)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 8:08 pm (Nationals Park)
R Vogelsong (6-6) (4.19) vs. J Zimmermann (6-5) (3.16)
The Line: Washington Nationals -155 / San Francisco Giants +145 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals look to sweep the San Francisco Giants with a win on Sunday Night Baseball.
The San Francisco Giants have been in a bit of a funk over the past week or so and have lost five in a row after Saturday’s 9-3 loss at Washington. Madison Bumgarner took one on the chin with six runs plated on eight hits including a pair of long balls over five frames with Yusmeiro Petit charged with three more. The Giants offense was held to seven hits and two free passes with Brandon Belt going 2-3 with a walk and RBI while Gregor Blanco doubled in a run and walked. San Francisco turns to Ryan Vogelsong for Sunday’s finale’ at Nationals Park. Vogelsong dropped a 5-3 decision at Miami last time out with four runs allowed on seven hits and three BB in six frames.
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The Washington Nationals had dropped three of four heading in to their series with the Giants but have rebounded to win back to back contests following Saturday’s victory versus visiting San Francisco. Starter Stephen Strasburg tossed 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball before leaving with an injury. Tanner Roark came on to allow two runs on five hits through 4.1 frames to get the win. The Nationals racked up 13 hits and walked three times with Bryce Harper going deep with two RBI’s and two runs while Michael Taylor went solo. Tyler Moore went 3-4 with four RBI’s and Yunel Escobar was 2-5 with a pair of runs. A red hot Jordan Zimmermann looks to continue his hot pitching when he opposes San Francisco on Sunday night. Zimmermann has not allowed a run over 15.2 innings covering his last two starts.
The over is 7-1 in San Francisco’s last 8 overall and is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while going 18-6-2 in the Giants last 26 road games. Washington are 21-6 in their last 27 Sunday games and are 10-3 in their last 13 overall while going 10-3 in their last 13 games on grass. San Francisco are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Washington. I’m just going with the momentum of Washington on national TV…