Nationals vs. Orioles - 9/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (73-75) at Washington Nationals (77-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
U Jimenez (11-9) (4.31) vs. G Gonzalez (11-7) (3.83)
The Line: Washington Nationals -140 / Baltimore Orioles +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals begin a three-game series Tuesday.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Orioles have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 169 hits and 75 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 191 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last 10 road games. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he’s 11-9 with a 4.31 ERA and 150 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 5-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Nationals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 166 hits and 95 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 113 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won three of their last four home games. Gio Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.83 ERA and 153 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 1-4 with a 3.51 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Jimenezs last 8 starts. The Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 19-7 in Gonzalezs last 26 home starts. The Orioles are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.
The Nats are finally starting to look like the team we thought we we're going to see all season. Probably a little too late but still. Have to like the Nationals to keep the ball rolling with Gio on the mound.