Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals - 6/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (43-30) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-40)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Miller Park)
G Gonzalez (3-6) (4.25) vs. M Garza (0-0) (0.90)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +123 / Washington Nationals -133 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, MAS2
On Saturday afternoon, we’ve got more MLB action coming between the Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
This will be game two of the weekend set. In Friday’s opener, the Brewers came out on top 5-3. Washington had the go-ahead run at the plate in the ninth, but couldn’t go further from there.
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LHP Gio Gonzalez will be making the start for the Nationals on Saturday. In his 14 starts and 3-6 record this year, Gonzalez has contributed a 4.25 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP in 82.2 innings of work. On Sunday against the Padres, Gonzalez was beat up for five runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings for a loss.
The Nationals have plenty of potential at the plate. Daniel Murphy has burst out this year with 95 hits, 41 runs, 12 homers and 48 RBI. Wilson Ramos has 74 hits with 30 runs, 12 homers and 40 RBI. Ramos went 4-for-5 with an RBI on Friday. Anthony Rendon isn’t far behind on 67 hits with 43 runs, seven homers and 26 RBI.
Over on the Brewers’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Matt Garza in the starting role Saturday. In his two starts (0-0) this year, Garza has managed a nice 0.90 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP in 10 innings. On Sunday in a no-decision against the Dodgers, Garza fired six innings of no-earned ball on five hits.
Most people can pick out the stars in the Brewers’ lineup. We’ve got Jonathan Villar, who has 77 hits with 37 runs and 29 RBI. Ryan Braun is another big name with 74 hits, 30 runs, 12 homers and 38 RBI. Braun got the night off Friday. Chris Carter has a team-high 18 homers with 44 RBI, 57 hits and 34 runs, but is hitting just .224 on the year.
The Nationals are 1-5 in their last six Saturday games, and 0-6 in their last six road games. Washington is also 1-4 in Gonzalez’s last five road starts, and 0-6 in Gonzalez’s last six starts overall.
As for the Brewers, they’re 2-6 in their last eight game twos of a series, and 3-12 in their last 15 Saturday games. Milwaukee is also 2-5 in Garza’s last seven home starts, and 1-6 in Garza’s last seven starts overall.
If Garza can continue pitching like he has in his first two starts of the year, I can foresee a Brewers victory here.