Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 5/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (25-24) at Washington Nationals (29-20)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm (Nationals Park)
A Wainwright (4-3) (5.78) vs. G Gonzalez (3-2) (2.87)
The Line: Washington Nationals -145 / St. Louis Cardinals +135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Saturday in MLB action.
The Washington Nationals started their series against the Cardinals with a win on Thursday but they were unable to follow it up with a win on Friday. Ben Revere and Anthony Rendon each had two hits and Danny Espinosa hit a home run as the Cardinals scored two runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer only allowed three hits over seven innings but they amounted to five earned runs as he took the loss and fell to 5-4 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Nationals start Gio Gonzalez who has allowed 50 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 47 over 53.1 innings for a 3-2 record and a 2.87 ERA.
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The St. Louis Cardinals bounced back from Thursday’s loss by capitalizing on their chances and beat the Nationals on Friday. Greg Garcia and Stephen Picotty each hit home runs and Aledmys Diaz had a hit as the Cardinals scored six runs on four hits. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia allowed seven hits and two earned runs while striking out four over 7.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 4-4 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Cardinals start Adam Wainwright who has allowed 72 hits and 37 runs while striking out 35 over 57.2 innings for a 4-3 record and 5.77 ERA.
Washington is 4-0 following a loss, 1-5 against the NL Central, 2-5 in their last seven home games, and 10-2 in Gonzalez’s last 12 home starts against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is 5-2 against a left-handed starter, 10-4 in game three of a series, 1-5 following a win, and 8-2 in Wainwright’s last 10 starts against the NL East. St. Louis is 9-4 in their last 13 games in Washington.
Wainwright just seems to find a way to win no matter how well or poorly he pitches and the way the Cards seem to rise to the occasion in Washington I see all of the value being on St. Louis.